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[Air pollution, eczema and asthma in Sør-Varanger. Is the high consumption of corticosteroid ointments caused by increased tendency for eczema?].
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1993 Jan 20; 113(2):218-21.TN

Abstract

Many investigations suggest that a high degree of air-borne pollution increases the prevalence of diseases like asthma and eczema. Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark County in the north of Norway receives much air-borne pollution from domestic industry and from the metallurgic industry on the Kola peninsula in North-Western Russia. We have investigated indirect parameters of morbidity caused by asthma and eczema by analyzing data on drug consumption and hospital admissions. In Sør-Varanger there is high consumption of corticosteroids for dermatological use. Consumption of anti-asthmatic drugs and number of admissions to hospital for asthma and eczema were no higher than expected. We suspect that air-borne pollution, particularly the heavy metal nickel, increases the prevalence and perhaps worsens the degree of eczema in Sør-Varanger.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Kommunehelsetjenesten i Sør-Varanger, Bjørnevatn.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

nor

PubMed ID

8430405

Citation

Sunde, H G., and K A. Holtedahl. "[Air Pollution, Eczema and Asthma in Sør-Varanger. Is the High Consumption of Corticosteroid Ointments Caused By Increased Tendency for Eczema?]." Tidsskrift for Den Norske Laegeforening : Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Raekke, vol. 113, no. 2, 1993, pp. 218-21.
Sunde HG, Holtedahl KA. [Air pollution, eczema and asthma in Sør-Varanger. Is the high consumption of corticosteroid ointments caused by increased tendency for eczema?]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1993;113(2):218-21.
Sunde, H. G., & Holtedahl, K. A. (1993). [Air pollution, eczema and asthma in Sør-Varanger. Is the high consumption of corticosteroid ointments caused by increased tendency for eczema?]. Tidsskrift for Den Norske Laegeforening : Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Raekke, 113(2), 218-21.
Sunde HG, Holtedahl KA. [Air Pollution, Eczema and Asthma in Sør-Varanger. Is the High Consumption of Corticosteroid Ointments Caused By Increased Tendency for Eczema?]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1993 Jan 20;113(2):218-21. PubMed PMID: 8430405.
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