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Bettina Shell-Duncan and Eleanor Brindle Publish Research on Allergic Diseases in Children

Posted: 1/23/2017 (CSDE Research)

Bettina Shell-Duncan, CSDE Affiliate and UW professor of anthropology, and Eleanor Brindle, Director of Biodemography at CSDE, recently published their research on hay fever, asthma, eczema, and infectious diseases in children of rural Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Their study found that allergic diseases were common among children from the area and turned up results consistent with existing hypotheses on household animals and allergy incidence. The positive associations they discovered between allergic disease and earth housing materials, however, require closer examination. You can read the full article below.

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