Limited data suggest associations between air pollution and rheumatic disease risk and outcomes. More sophisticated research is needed to clarify the conditions under which air pollution might influence the health of people with rheumatic disease, including their response to biologic drugs.
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Zhao, N., Bernatsky, S. Is air pollution linked with poor response to biologics?. Nat Rev Rheumatol 17, 583–584 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41584-021-00681-4