Questionnaire (image) Helmholtz Association Caption To investigate the question, Dr. Kristin Weisse's team from Leipzig used samples from the LiNA cohort that the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research had established together with the St. Georg municipal clinic between 2006 and 2008 headed by Dr. Irina Lehmann. In total, it was possible to include 622 mothers and their 629 children in the long-term study, "Lifestyle and environmental factors and their impact on the newborn allergy risk." Credit Kristin Weisse/UFZ Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.