Air pollution linked to ‘huge’ rise in child asthma GP visits

19th May, 2021

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The study found that inhaler prescriptions also increased significantly as a result of higher air pollution. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA


A “huge” increase in the number of visits to doctors by children with asthma problems occurs after a week of raised air pollution, according to a study. The number of inhaler prescriptions also increases significantly.

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