February 6, 2013: PBS NewsHour

Environmental factors seem to have an influence on the development of asthma but the understanding of the many contributing factors has yet to be fully elucidated. Center researcher Dr. Matthew Perzanowski and Center deputy director Dr. Rachel Miller published findings that exposure to a certain type of air pollution found in diesel exhaust and other combustion-related byproducts – polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) – can increase the likelihood of developing a cockroach allergy. Download a copy of the article here or read online.

 

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