Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Living within 100 metres of a park as a child slashes the risk of asthma as an adult by up to 71%
Growing up near a park cuts a person's risk of developing asthma in adulthood, a study has found.
Those who lived within 100 metres of 'green spaces' as children are up to 71% less likely to develop the characteristic asthma symptom wheezing.
And researchers discovered they were also less likely to develop breathlessness, coughs that woke them up or late-onset asthma.
Green spaces, like parks and public gardens, are thought to offset the effects of air pollution, which worsens the risk of asthma.