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A randomised controlled trial of ion-exchange water softeners for the treatment of eczema in children

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  • K. Thomas
  • Tara Dean
  • C. O'Leary
  • T. Sach
  • K. Koller
  • A. Frost
  • H. Williams
Epidemiological studies and anecdotal reports suggest a possible link between household use of hard water and atopic eczema. We sought to test whether installation of an ion-exchange water softener in the home can improve eczema in children.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1000395
JournalPLoS Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
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