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Synergistic Association of House Endotoxin Exposure and Ambient Air Pollution with Asthma Outcomes.

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Summary of "Synergistic Association of House Endotoxin Exposure and Ambient Air Pollution with Asthma Outcomes."

House endotoxin and ambient air pollution are risk factors for asthma; however, the effects of their co-exposure on asthma are not well characterized.

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Name: American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine
ISSN: 1535-4970
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