Study Highlights Associations Between Environmental Chemicals and Asthma

In the February edition of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health contains an article examining the connections between environmental chemicals and asthma. The study reports “environmental chemicals, prioritized for investigation in the European Human Biomonitoring Initiative… which are associated or possible associated with asthma.” The researchers note “exposures to polyaromatic hydrocarbons and some pesticides are associated with increased risk of asthma. Diisocyanates and hexavalent chromium cause asthma with specific sensitization.” They also note more research on environmental chemicals is needed.

To view the article’s abstract, click here.