Is Inner-City Asthma a Cockroach Allergy?

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This might explain why lots of my relatives had asthma as children, but I--the longest city-dweller--am the only one in whom it has persisted to adulthood.  This may also suggest I should rethink my committment to an urban lifestyle.

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Megan McArdle is a columnist at Bloomberg View and a former senior editor at The Atlantic. Her new book is The Up Side of Down.

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