Is Inner-City Asthma a Cockroach Allergy?

By Megan McArdle

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.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2009/04/is-inner-city-asthma-a-cockroach-allergy/7343/