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A study by US scientists have found that upper respiratory infections are the instigators of exacerbated asthma during winter and not increased levels of pollution. Parents should aim to protect their children against colds and flu's during winter in order to decrease asthma risks. However, children tend to spend more time outdoors in summer and thus air pollution may be more of a risk factor then.
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About: Winter asthma threat increased by upper respiratory infections
Date: 10 November 2004
Source: BBC News
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