Park that asthma

Pharmacy Daily - - NEWS -

CHIL­DREN who live in the city may have fewer days with asthma symp­toms the closer they live to parks and green spa­ces, ac­cord­ing to re­search be­ing pre­sented at the Euro­pean Res­pi­ra­tory So­ci­ety In­ter­na­tional Congress 2017 to­day.

The Bal­ti­more, USA, study looked at in­ner-city chil­dren with per­sis­tent asthma and com­pared the num­ber of days they suf­fered with symp­toms over a pe­riod of two weeks with the dis­tance from their homes to the near­est park.

Chil­dren had one ex­tra day suf­fer­ing with asthma symp­toms for ev­ery 305 me­tres be­tween their home and the park.

The ef­fect was strong­est for chil­dren aged six years and older.

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