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Global warming will increase asthma attacks and allergic reactions

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 19 August 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1360
  1. Jane Burgermeister
  1. 1Vienna

    Global warming is set to trigger a surge in numbers of asthma attacks and allergic reactions, concludes a study to be published on 4 September in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2008.06.032).

    The World Heath Organization estimates that about 300 million people around the world already have asthma and allergies and that about 250 000 people die each year from asthma. But many more people will be …

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