Background There is limited information on risk factors for eczema in adults.Recent evidence suggeststhat air pollution may be associated with increased incidence of eczema in adults. We aimed to assess this possible association. Methods Ambientair pollution exposures (distance from a major road, nitrogen dioxide [NO2], fine particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter ≤2.5 µm [PM2.5]) were assessed for the residential address of Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study participants at ages 43 and 53 years.

 

 

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