“Air Pollution May Send Kids with Asthma Back to Hospital”

Traffic related air pollution risk factor for asthma hospital readmission for white children

(dailyRx News) Asthma affects millions of children in the U.S., making it the most common chronic condition among children. And the air around the homes of some children with asthma may be affecting their condition.

A recent study found that traffic-related air pollution was tied to increased odds of white children being readmitted to the hospital for asthma within 12 months of initially being hospitalized for the same condition.

The researchers discovered that air pollution exposure and hospital readmission were not significantly linked for the African-American children, even though they had higher levels of hospital readmission overall. This finding suggests that other social and environmental factors not considered in this study came into play.

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