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Johns Hopkins University

Center for Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment (CCAUE)

Center Overview

Center Location: Baltimore, MD

Public Health Impacts: Asthma and obesity are public health crises that have risen concurrently over the past several decades, especially among low-income minority children in U.S. urban areas. Investigators at the Center for Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment (CCAUE) are studying how exposure to air pollutants and allergens are associated with asthma-related illnesses in minority children, and how obesity and sleep apnea may increase susceptibility.

Primary Environmental Exposures: Indoor and outdoor air pollutants, including particulate matter and allergens

Primary Health Outcomes: Asthma

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