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The association between synthetic bedding and adverse respiratory outcomes among skin-prick test positive and skin-prick test negative children

Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Gatenby, Paul; Glasgow, Nicholas; Mullins, Raymond; Hurwitz, Mark; McDonald, Tim


Background: Synthetic bedding has been associated with increased child wheeze and also higher allergen levels in several studies. We aimed to examine whether the association between synthetic bedding and adverse respiratory outcomes was more evident among skin-prick test (SPT) positive children. Methods: A cross-sectional survey involving a population sample of 758 (81% of eligible) school children aged 8-10 years from randomly selected schools in the Australian Capital Territory in 1999....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Allergy
DOI: 10.1034/j.1398-9995.2002.1s3234.x


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