atopy and asthma. Understanding the relative importance of each of these individual factors and their interaction with each other is essential to understanding the mechanisms of immune function.
Research Agenda Item: Conduct research to identify risk factors other than exposure, and clarify their potential significance relative to indoor allergy. This effort should include an evaluation of the role of genetic and local host factors in allergen sensitization.
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