Living Near Equator May Boost Your Risk for Allergy, Asthma, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Study

Published: Feb 05, 2013

People residing near the equator may find themselves sneezing and wheezing more than usual due to exposure to higher ultra violet radiations, says a US study. "UV-B rays (type of ultraviolet radiation) exposure is higher for people living in areas closer to the equator," said Vicka Oktaria, from the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI), who led the study.

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