Residential green space and seasonal distress in a cohort of tree pollen allergy patients

Last updated on 11-12-2019 by Jill Alexandre

Peer reviewed scientific article

English

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Abstract:

Background Residential green space may improve human health, for example by promoting physical activity and by reducing stress. Conversely, residential green space may increase stress by emitting aeroallergens and exacerbating allergic disease. Here we examine impacts of exposure to residential green space on distress in the susceptible subpopulation of adults sensitized to tree pollen allergens. Methods In a panel study of 88 tree pollen allergy patients we analyzed self-reported mental health (GHQ-12), perceived presence of allergenic trees (hazel, alder, birch) near the residenc…

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