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Genetic make up and environmental factors in the pathogenesis of allergic disorders
  1. A Khan
  1. Specialist Registrar in Respiratory Medicine, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK; iyazkhan@aol.com

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It is well known that air pollution increases morbidity from asthma and other allergic disorders. The genetic factors that underlie this process are complex and poorly understood. Oxidative stress has emerged as an important mechanism in the toxic effects of environmental pollution. The ability of an individual to …

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