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Childhood asthma and anthropogenic CO2 emissions

Authors Dosanjh A

Published 10 October 2011 Volume 2011:4 Pages 103—105


Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonologist, San Diego, California, USA

Trends in the incidence of childhood asthma worldwide have paralleled the sharp increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, over at least the last two decades. The prevalence of asthma in the United States has quadrupled over the last 20 years in part due to climate-related factors. In a report released by Harvard Medical School and the Center for Health and the Global Environment, it was noted that there was an increase in asthma incidence of 160% from 1980–1994 among preschool children.

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