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Breathing space: how allergies shape our lives and landscapes

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Allergy is the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States. More than fifty million Americans suffer from allergies, and they spend an estimated $18 billion coping with them. Yet despite advances in biomedicine and enormous investment in research over the past fifty years, the burden of allergic disease continues to grow. Why have we failed to reverse this trend? Breathing Space offers an intimate portrait of how allergic disease has shaped American culture, landscape, and life. Drawing on environmental, medical, and cultural history and the life stories of people, plants, and insects, Mitman traces how America's changing environment from the late 1800s to the present day has led to the epidemic growth of allergic disease. We have seen a never-ending stream of solutions to combat allergies, from hay fever resorts, herbicides, and air-conditioned homes to numerous potions and pills. But, as Mitman shows, despite the quest for a magic bullet, none of the attempted solutions has succeeded. Until we address how our changing environment--physical, biological, social, and economic--has helped to create America's allergic landscape, that hoped-for success will continue to elude us.
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subject_facetAnti-Allergic Agents -- history
Anti-Asthmatic Agents -- history
Asthma -- history
Electronic books
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Respiratory
History, 20th Century
Inhalation Exposure -- history
MEDICAL -- Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine
Popular works
Respiratory allergy
Respiratory allergy -- Environmental aspects
Respiratory allergy -- Popular works
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal -- history
SCIENCE -- General
United States
title_displayBreathing space : how allergies shape our lives and landscapes
title_fullBreathing space : how allergies shape our lives and landscapes / Gregg Mitman
Breathing space : how allergies shape our lives and landscapes / Gregg Mitman
Breathing space [electronic resource] : how allergies shape our lives and landscapes / Gregg Mitman
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title_subhow allergies shape our lives and landscapes
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Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Asthma
Diseases
Environmental aspects
General
HEALTH & FITNESS
History, 20th Century
Inhalation Exposure
MEDICAL
Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine
Respiratory
Respiratory allergy
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal
SCIENCE
history