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Environmental Measures and Asthma

Pierre Ernst, MD
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Affiliations: Montreal, PQ, Canada
 ,  Dr. Ernst is associated with the Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre.

Correspondence to: Pierre Ernst, MD, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Hôpital Royal Victoria, 687 Avenue des Pins Ouest, Bureau R4.29, Montréal, PQ, Canada H3A 1A1



Chest. 2002;122(5):1509-1510. doi:10.1378/chest.122.5.1509
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Continued exposure to inhaled aeroallergens is associated with increased morbidity in the majority of patients with asthma, those with allergies.1 Therefore, asthma management guidelines appropriately insist on measures to reduce exposure to aeroallergens, especially exposure to the indoor allergens like house dust mites and furred pets, that are most closely linked to an aggravation of asthma.23

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