- Congratulations on the birth of your baby!
The University of Cincinnati (U.C.) College of Medicine is conducting the
Cincinnati Childhood Allergy and Air Pollution Study (CCAAPS). As you
have probably heard, allergies and asthma are on the rise in children
living in our area. We are studying the environmental factors that may
be placing your child at increased risk of developing allergies and/or
- What is the purpose of this study?
The purpose of this study is to understand how air pollution in our city
and exposure to normal house dust and pollen can cause allergies, hay
fever and asthma in some children and not in others.
- How was I selected?
All women who recently gave birth in the Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Area
were identified from public information available on birth certificate
- Who is sponsoring the study?
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a U.S. federal agency has
provided the funding for this study.
- Will my information be kept confidential?
Yes! Information will be held at the strictest confidence level. No
names are kept on record; only identification numbers, so all
information will be completely confidential. The results of the study
will be reported as group information. At your request the study test
results can be sent to your family doctor at no cost to you.