WIT Press


Monitoring Internal Air Quality Within A Community Of Known Respiratory Health Status

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR000741

Volume

42

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

935 kb

Author(s)

L. Stewart, A.F.R. Watson, I.L. Gee, G.D. Fletcher, R.McL. Niven and P. Frank

Abstract

It is widely believed that indoor air pollution plays an important part in the development of sensitisation and triggering of symptoms of respiratory diseases but to date its causal effect has not been established. With this in mind a study was designed to examine the effect of exposure of children between the ages of 4 and 15 years to a number of indoor chemical pollutants, endotoxins, allergens and damp. The sample population has been selected from the database of the Wythenshawe Community Asthma Project (WyCAP) in Manchester UK. Trials were conducted before the onset of the sampling programme in order to validate the methodology. The sampling programme is now in progress and it is anticipated that overall th

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