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Vehicular pollution increases risk of asthma in kids: Study

A new study has showed that vehicular pollution increases the risk of asthma children.

Vehicular pollution increases risk of asthma in kids: Study
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Zee Media Bureau

Washington DC: A new study has showed that vehicular pollution escalates asthma risk in children.

The findings states that residential distance to a major road (a marker of exposure to traffic-related air pollution TRAP) is associated with increased allergic inflammation.

The exposure is associated with increased plasma levels of interleukin 31 (IL-31), a cytokine that promotes allergic inflammation.

Franziska Rosser, co-authors of the study, has compared the blood levels of cytokines and signaling chemicals produced by the immune system that can stimulate inflammation - in children with and without asthma.

Children living in closer proximity to a major road had higher levels of some cytokines that regulate immune responses and inflammation known to have a role in asthma.

"Exposure to traffic-related air pollution has been associated with increased prevalence of new onset asthma in children and exacerbations in children with pre-existing asthma," she said.

The study was published in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Journal.

(With ANI inputs)

 

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