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Author(s): Paciência, I
Cavaleiro Rufo, J
Title: Urban-level environmental factors related to pediatric asthma
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health
Issue Date: 2020
Abstract: During the 20th century, urbanization has increasing and represented a major demographic and environmental change in developed countries. This ever-changing urban environment has an impact on disease patterns and prevalence, namely on noncommunicable diseases, such as asthma and allergy, and poses many challenges to understand the relationship between the changing urban environment and the children health. The complex interaction between human beings and urbanization is dependent not only on individual determinants such as sex, age, social or economic resources, and lifestyles and behaviors, but also on environment, including air pollution, indoors and outdoors, land use, biodiversity, and handiness of green areas. Therefore, the assessment and identification of the impact of urban environment on children's health have become a priority and many recent studies have been conducted with the goal of better understanding the impacts related to urbanization, characterizing indoor air exposure, identifying types of neighborhoods, or characteristics of neighborhoods that promote health benefits. Thus, this review focuses on the role of urban environmental factors on pediatric asthma.
Subject: asthma
endocrine-disrupting chemicals
Source: Porto Biomed J. 2020 Feb 14;5(1):e57
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/POR_NORTE/SFRH/BD/112269/2015/PT
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Nacional
Rights: openAccess
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