Traffic pollution, Asthma, Genetics - is there a link?

Our research endeavours to answer the question above and explore other questions related to asthma.

There is growing speculation that air pollution, specifically traffic-related air pollution (TRAP), is a contributing risk factor for the development of childhood asthma.

Through funding from AllerGen NCE (Allergy, Genes and Environment Network Centres of Excellence) we will be bringing together world-class research and reanalysing data that may hold important information on why some individuals are more susceptible to asthma than other individuals.

The Traffic pollution, Asthma, Genetics Study's main goal is to assess whether exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) interacts with a person’s genetic profile, thereby impacting the risk of childhood asthma development.

Our project is bringing together participants from the following institutions:

Karolinska Institutet

University of Bristol

Helmholtz Zentrum München 

University of Düsseldorf

Utrecht University

Groningen University

Simon Fraser University

University of Manitoba

University of Alberta

University of British Columbia

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