The number of reported asthma cases has increased significantly among children over the last 20-30 years.
Fact sheets and information
Public Health Report
Asthma and allergy in Norway - Public health report 2014
Asthma and allergies are a frequent cause of ailments in children and adolescents in industrialised countries.
Allergy - food allergy, respiratory allergy and skin allergy
The word allergy is Greek and means altered reaction. Allergy involves changes in the body's response to harmless substances in our environment.
News and research findings
Triclosan in cosmetics and personal care products can increase allergy risk
Triclosan - an antibacterial chemical found in toothpaste and other products - can contribute to an increased risk of allergy development in children.
Caesarean sections associated with risk of asthma
Babies born by Caesarean section have a 50 % increased risk of developing asthma compared to babies born naturally. Emergency Caesarean sections increase the risk even further.