Nov 24, 2009 7:39 AM by Jamie Smith

Study says children exposed to common pollutants risk asthma later

A new study finds young children exposed to a combination of traffic and indoor pollutants are at a higher risk of developing asthma later in life.

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine calculated how much traffic exhaust and indoor pollutants a group of children were exposed to from birth through age three.

Kids exposed to high levels of both types of pollution were six times more likely to have persistent wheezing at age three than those exposed to low levels.

Researchers say the earlier in life these children are exposed to high levels of pollution the more impact it may have in their long term health.



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