Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Farm living and protection against asthma

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

Studies in Europe, North America and Australasia have shown that children brought up on farms are less likely to develop asthma. Factors linked with this protective effect have been exposure to farm animals, hay and unpasteurised milk. Now (Markus J Ege and colleagues. N Eng J Med 2011;364:701–9; see also editorial, ibid: 769–70) the effect …

View Full Text


  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.