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Cockroaches linked with asthma

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 29 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1630

A five year US study of asthma among poor people has pointed the finger at the common cockroach. The researchers found “huge levels” of cockroach antigens in many of the households they surveyed. Admission rates in the US for asthma are nearly six times higher among poor people.

Previously, researchers have identified many reasons for …

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