The associations between daily spring pollen counts, over-the-counter allergy medication sales, and asthma syndrome emergency department visits in New York City, 2002-2012
OPEN Environmental health : a global access science source | 28 Aug 2015
K Ito, KR Weinberger, GS Robinson, PE Sheffield, R Lall, R Mathes, Z Ross, PL Kinney and TD Matte
Many types of tree pollen trigger seasonal allergic illness, but their population-level impacts on allergy and asthma morbidity are not well established, likely due to the paucity of long records of daily pollen data that allow analysis of multi-day effects. Our objective in this study was therefore to determine the impacts of individual spring tree pollen types on over-the-counter allergy medication sales and asthma emergency department (ED) visits.
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