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Cockroaches blamed for high asthma rates

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7092.1433i (Published 17 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1433
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Cockroaches have been blamed for the rise of asthma among poor children living in cities in the United States, who are three times more likely to suffer from the condition than their suburban counterparts.

    To try to explain the disproportionately high rates of asthma among inner city children researchers for the national cooperative inner city asthma study investigated …

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