Letter to the Editor

Asthma and allergy crisis in Puerto Rico: a must do proposal

Syed A. A. Rizvi, Marcos A. Sanchez-Gonzalez, Jesús Irizarry Mora, Sultan S. Ahmed, Ronda Lunn, Troy Grogan


Allergy is the immune system response when a person comes in contact with an environmental allergen (pollen, certain plants, animals, etc.), which may be benign to many others. The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (PR) is a Territory of the United States of America (US) where chronic disease such as asthma and allergy is much higher than other US states (1).

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