Aeroallergens in Canada: Distribution, Public Health Impacts, and Opportunities for Prevention

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2018-07-25
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Abstract
Aeroallergens occur naturally in the environment and are widely dispersed across Canada, yet their public health implications are not well-understood. This review intends to provide a scientific and public health-oriented perspective on aeroallergens in Canada: their distribution, health impacts, and new developments including the effects of climate change and the potential role of aeroallergens in the development of allergies and asthma. The review also describes anthropogenic effects on plant distribution and diversity, and how aeroallergens interact with other environmental elements, such as air pollution and weather events. Increased understanding of the relationships between aeroallergens and health will enhance our ability to provide accurate information, improve preventive measures and provide timely treatments for affected populations.
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Sierra-Heredia, C., North, M., Brook, J., Daly, C., Ellis, . Anne, Henderson,D., … Takaro, . Tim. (2018). Aeroallergens in Canada: Distribution, PublicHealth Impacts, and Opportunities for Prevention. International Journal ofEnvironmental Research and Public Health, 15(8). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15081577
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International Journal ofEnvironmental Research and Public Health
Document title
Aeroallergens in Canada: Distribution, Public Health Impacts, and Opportunities for Prevention
Date
2018
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15
Issue
8
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