Asthma UK: Response to Research

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Two pieces of research on asthma have featured in the news this week.

The first piece of research, published in The European Respiratory Journal, suggested that babies born to mothers exposed to air pollution from traffic sources during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing asthma before they reach their fifth birthday.

The European Respiratory Journal also issued a press release regarding asthma and fertility. Research highlighted that women with asthma had fewer successful pregnancies during fertility treatment than non-asthmatic women, suggesting a causal relationship between asthma and subfertility.

To read the responses of Dr Samantha Walker, Director of Research and Policy at Asthma UK, click on the links below:

  1. Air Pollution and Pregnancy:

  2. Asthma and Fertility:


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