An environmental disease is one that has been deemed to be associated with environmental hazards through epidemiological studies. The main examples are atopic dermatitis, asthma, and allergic rhinitis. According to statistics from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, there were 8,958,000 patients with environmental diseases in 2013, a 17% increase from 2009. Medical costs for vasomotor and allergic rhinitis were 193.4 billion won in total, a substantial increase of 25% compared to four years ago. Atopic dermatitis also increased by 9%.

Trends in Environmental Diseases

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