indoor air pollution

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Summary: The contamination of indoor air.

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  1. ncbi Respiratory health effects of indoor air pollution
    R Perez-Padilla
    Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Mexico City, Mexico
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 14:1079-86. 2010
  2. ncbi COPD and chronic bronchitis risk of indoor air pollution from solid fuel: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Om P Kurmi
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, School of Population and Health Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Thorax 65:221-8. 2010
  3. ncbi Woodsmoke health effects: a review
    Luke P Naeher
    Department of Environmental Health Science, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA
    Inhal Toxicol 19:67-106. 2007
  4. ncbi Risk of low birth weight and stillbirth associated with indoor air pollution from solid fuel use in developing countries
    Daniel P Pope
    Division of Public Health, School of Population, Community and Behavioural Sciences, University of Liverpool, Whelan Building, Quadrangle, Liverpool L69 3GB, United Kingdom
    Epidemiol Rev 32:70-81. 2010
  5. pmc Indoor air pollution in developing countries: a major environmental and public health challenge
    N Bruce
    Department of Public Health, University of Liverpool, England
    Bull World Health Organ 78:1078-92. 2000
  6. pmc Indoor air pollution from unprocessed solid fuel use and pneumonia risk in children aged under five years: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Mukesh Dherani
    Division of Public Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England
    Bull World Health Organ 86:390-398C. 2008
  7. ncbi Indoor air pollution in developing countries: recommendations for research
    K R Smith
    140 Warren Hall, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Indoor Air 12:198-207. 2002
  8. ncbi Effect of reducing indoor air pollution on women's respiratory symptoms and lung function: the RESPIRE Randomized Trial, Guatemala
    Tone Smith-Sivertsen
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Am J Epidemiol 170:211-20. 2009
  9. pmc The contributions of emissions and spatial microenvironments to exposure to indoor air pollution from biomass combustion in Kenya
    M Ezzati
    Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy Program, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 108:833-9. 2000
  10. pmc Household air pollution from coal and biomass fuels in China: measurements, health impacts, and interventions
    Junfeng Jim Zhang
    School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:848-55. 2007

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  1. ncbi Respiratory health effects of indoor air pollution
    R Perez-Padilla
    Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Mexico City, Mexico
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 14:1079-86. 2010
    ..As the desirable change to clean fuels is unlikely, efforts have been made to use efficient, vented wood or coal stoves, with varied success due to inconsistent acceptance by the community...
  2. ncbi COPD and chronic bronchitis risk of indoor air pollution from solid fuel: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Om P Kurmi
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, School of Population and Health Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Thorax 65:221-8. 2010
    ..The aim of this systematic review was to quantify the impact of biomass smoke on the development of COPD and define reasons for differences in the reported effect sizes...
  3. ncbi Woodsmoke health effects: a review
    Luke P Naeher
    Department of Environmental Health Science, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA
    Inhal Toxicol 19:67-106. 2007
    ..In addition, we provide recommendations for additional woodsmoke research...
  4. ncbi Risk of low birth weight and stillbirth associated with indoor air pollution from solid fuel use in developing countries
    Daniel P Pope
    Division of Public Health, School of Population, Community and Behavioural Sciences, University of Liverpool, Whelan Building, Quadrangle, Liverpool L69 3GB, United Kingdom
    Epidemiol Rev 32:70-81. 2010
    Exposure to indoor air pollution from solid fuel use (IAP) has been linked to approximately 1.5 million annual deaths (World Health Organization (http://www.who.int/indoorair/publications/fuelforlife/en/index...
  5. pmc Indoor air pollution in developing countries: a major environmental and public health challenge
    N Bruce
    Department of Public Health, University of Liverpool, England
    Bull World Health Organ 78:1078-92. 2000
    ..Consequently, women and young children are exposed to high levels of indoor air pollution every day...
  6. pmc Indoor air pollution from unprocessed solid fuel use and pneumonia risk in children aged under five years: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Mukesh Dherani
    Division of Public Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England
    Bull World Health Organ 86:390-398C. 2008
    Reduction of indoor air pollution (IAP) exposure from solid fuel use is a potentially important intervention for childhood pneumonia prevention...
  7. ncbi Indoor air pollution in developing countries: recommendations for research
    K R Smith
    140 Warren Hall, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Indoor Air 12:198-207. 2002
    Available studies indicate that indoor air pollution (IAP) from household cooking and space heating apparently causes substantial ill-health in developing countries where the majority of households rely on solid fuels (coal or biomass as ..
  8. ncbi Effect of reducing indoor air pollution on women's respiratory symptoms and lung function: the RESPIRE Randomized Trial, Guatemala
    Tone Smith-Sivertsen
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Am J Epidemiol 170:211-20. 2009
    ..Effects (RESPIRE) is a randomized intervention trial evaluating the respiratory health effects of reducing indoor air pollution from open cooking fires...
  9. pmc The contributions of emissions and spatial microenvironments to exposure to indoor air pollution from biomass combustion in Kenya
    M Ezzati
    Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy Program, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 108:833-9. 2000
    Acute and chronic respiratory diseases, which are causally linked to exposure to indoor air pollution in developing countries, are the leading cause of global morbidity and mortality...
  10. pmc Household air pollution from coal and biomass fuels in China: measurements, health impacts, and interventions
    Junfeng Jim Zhang
    School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:848-55. 2007
    ..Consequently, global meta-analyses of epidemiologic studies indicate that indoor air pollution from solid fuel use in China is responsible for approximately 420,000 premature deaths annually, more than ..
  11. ncbi Indoor air pollution from biomass combustion and acute respiratory infections in Kenya: an exposure-response study
    M Ezzati
    Center for Risk Management, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC, USA
    Lancet 358:619-24. 2001
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  12. pmc Indoor air pollution from biomass fuel smoke is a major health concern in the developing world
    Duncan G Fullerton
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA, UK
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 102:843-51. 2008
    ..This form of energy usage is associated with high levels of indoor air pollution and an increase in the incidence of respiratory infections, including pneumonia, tuberculosis and chronic ..
  13. ncbi Characteristics and health impacts of volatile organic compounds in photocopy centers
    Chia Wei Lee
    Department of Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Environ Res 100:139-49. 2006
    ..0 (range 26.2-1.8) because of the high level of benzene in the photocopy centers...
  14. ncbi Air pollution and lung cancer risks in China--a meta-analysis
    Yu Zhao
    Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, PR China
    Sci Total Environ 366:500-13. 2006
    ..studies carried out in China, this paper proposes odds ratios (OR) to evaluate the risk of lung cancer from indoor air pollution for the Chinese population by applying the method of meta-analysis...
  15. ncbi Exposure assessment for respirable particulates associated with household fuel use in rural districts of Andhra Pradesh, India
    Kalpana Balakrishnan
    Environmental Health Engineering, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute Deemed University, Chennai, India
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 14:S14-25. 2004
    b>Indoor air pollution associated with combustion of solid fuels seems to be a major contributor to the national burden of disease in India, but relatively few quantitative exposure assessment studies are available...
  16. ncbi Occurrence of phthalates and musk fragrances in indoor air and dust from apartments and kindergartens in Berlin (Germany)
    H Fromme
    Bayerisches Landesamt für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit, Veterinärstrasse, Oberschleissheim, Germany
    Indoor Air 14:188-95. 2004
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  17. ncbi Daily time spent indoors in German homes--baseline data for the assessment of indoor exposure of German occupants
    Sabine Brasche
    Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Institute of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, Department of Indoor Climatology, Bachstrasse 18, 07740 Jena, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 208:247-53. 2005
    ..6 h/day) and Canadian (15.8 h/day) human activity surveys carried out in the nineties, as well as being consistent with the German Environmental Survey (1990/92) and a small German study in 1987...
  18. pmc Indoor mold, toxigenic fungi, and Stachybotrys chartarum: infectious disease perspective
    D M Kuhn
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University Hospitals of Cleveland, and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Clin Microbiol Rev 16:144-72. 2003
    ..To address issues of indoor mold-related illness, there is an urgent need for studies using objective markers of illness, relevant animal models, proper epidemiologic techniques, and examination of confounding factors...
  19. ncbi The effect of biomass burning on respiratory symptoms and lung function in rural Mexican women
    Justino Regalado
    Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Mexico City, Mexico
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 174:901-5. 2006
    ..The use of biomass as a cooking fuel is commonplace in developing countries and has been associated with chronic bronchitis and obstructive airway disease...
  20. pmc Home dampness and molds, parental atopy, and asthma in childhood: a six-year population-based cohort study
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Environ Health Perspect 113:357-61. 2005
    ..The results of this cohort study with assessment of exposure before the onset of asthma strengthen the evidence on the independent effects of parental atopy and exposure to molds on the development of asthma...
  21. ncbi Indoor particle dynamics
    W W Nazaroff
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley 94720 1716, USA
    Indoor Air 14:175-83. 2004
    ..Such processes include mixing, interzonal transport, resuspension, coagulation, and phase change...
  22. ncbi Household CO and PM measured as part of a review of China's National Improved Stove Program
    R D Edwards
    Epidemiology Department, School of Medicine, University of California at Irvine, California 92697 3957, USA
    Indoor Air 17:189-203. 2007
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  23. ncbi Reproducibility of allergen, endotoxin and fungi measurements in the indoor environment
    Joachim Heinrich
    GSF Institute of Epidemiology, POB 1129, D 85758 Neuherberg, Germany
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 13:152-60. 2003
    ..However, repeated measurements of fungi levels were only weakly correlated and thus repeated observations for assessment of annual means of total spore counts are needed...
  24. ncbi Interior surface materials and asthma in adults: a population-based incident case-control study
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 164:742-9. 2006
    ..81, 95% CI: 1.06, 3.08). These findings underline the need to consider the health aspects of materials used in floor, wall, and other indoor surfaces...
  25. pmc Birth weight and exposure to kitchen wood smoke during pregnancy in rural Guatemala
    Erick Boy
    The Micronutrient Initiative, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Health Perspect 110:109-14. 2002
    ..Because two-thirds of households in developing countries still rely on biofuels and women of childbearing age perform most cooking tasks, the attributable risk arising from this association, if confirmed, could be substantial...
  26. ncbi Indoor air pollution from biomass fuels and respiratory health of the exposed population in Nepalese households
    Iswori Lal Shrestha
    Laboratory and Consulting, Nepal Environmental and Scientific Services Ltd, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Int J Occup Environ Health 11:150-60. 2005
    ..effects revealed that solid biomass fuels (animal dung, crop residue, and wood) were the main sources of indoor air pollution affecting health...
  27. ncbi Dampness in buildings as a risk factor for health effects, EUROEXPO: a multidisciplinary review of the literature (1998-2000) on dampness and mite exposure in buildings and health effects
    C G Bornehag
    Swedish National Testing and Research Institute, Boras, Sweden
    Indoor Air 14:243-57. 2004
    ..A general conclusion from the work was that there is a strong need for multidisciplinary reviews in scientific journals of articles dealing with associations between indoor environmental factors and health effects...
  28. ncbi Case-control study of indoor cooking smoke exposure and cataract in Nepal and India
    Amod K Pokhrel
    School of Public Health, 140 Warren Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 34:702-8. 2005
    ..Three epidemiological studies have associated indoor cooking with solid fuels (e.g. wood or dung) and cataract or blindness. However, associations in these studies may have been caused by unmeasured confounding...
  29. pmc Tobacco smoke, indoor air pollution and tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Hsien Ho Lin
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 4:e20. 2007
    Tobacco smoking, passive smoking, and indoor air pollution from biomass fuels have been implicated as risk factors for tuberculosis (TB) infection, disease, and death...
  30. pmc Indoor air pollution in developing countries and acute lower respiratory infections in children
    K R Smith
    Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
    Thorax 55:518-32. 2000
    A critical review was conducted of the quantitative literature linking indoor air pollution from household use of biomass fuels with acute respiratory infections in young children, which is focused on, but not confined to, acute lower ..
  31. pmc Analysis of aggregate exposure to chlorpyrifos in the NHEXAS-Maryland investigation
    Yaohong Pang
    Department of Environmental Health Science, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 2102, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:235-40. 2002
    ..03) had moderate to weak reliability. Exposure to chlorpyrifos through those media and in aggregate based on direct measurements reported in this study can be used to understand better the accuracy of pesticide safety assessments...
  32. pmc PCB-containing wood floor finish is a likely source of elevated PCBs in residents' blood, household air and dust: a case study of exposure
    Ruthann A Rudel
    Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts Street, Newton, MA 02458, USA
    Environ Health 7:2. 2008
    ..PCBs were also used widely in building materials, including caulks and paints, but few studies have evaluated the contribution of these exposures to body burden...
  33. ncbi Reduction potential of urban PM2.5 mortality risk using modern ventilation systems in buildings
    O O Hänninen
    KTL, Centre for Environmental Health Risk Analysis, Kuopio, Finland
    Indoor Air 15:246-56. 2005
    ..The large fraction of time spent indoors makes the reduction larger than what probably can be achieved by local transport policies or other emission controls in the near future...
  34. ncbi Exposure to indoor air pollution from household energy use in rural China: the interactions of technology, behavior, and knowledge in health risk management
    Yinlong Jin
    Institute for Environmental Health and Related Product Safety, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Beijing, PR China
    Soc Sci Med 62:3161-76. 2006
    b>Indoor air pollution (IAP) from household use of biomass and coal is a leading environmental health risk in many developing nations...
  35. ncbi Geographical, spatial, and temporal distributions of multiple indoor air pollutants in four Chinese provinces
    Yinlong Jin
    National Institute for Environmental Health and Related Product Safety, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, People s Republic of China
    Environ Sci Technol 39:9431-9. 2005
    Exposure to indoor air pollution from household energy use depends on fuel, stove, housing characteristics, and stove use behavior...
  36. ncbi 'Dampness' at home and its association with airway, nose, and skin symptoms among 10,851 preschool children in Sweden: a cross-sectional study
    C G Bornehag
    Swedish National and Testing Research Institute, Boras, Sweden
    Indoor Air 15:48-55. 2005
    ..However, the interpretation of this finding is unclear. The combination of water leakage and PVC may be a proxy, for example, reconstruction because of water damages...
  37. ncbi Domestic fuels, indoor air pollution, and children's health
    Bijaya Kumar Padhi
    Centre for Environmental Studies, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan West Bengal, India
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1140:209-17. 2008
    ..solid biomass fuel for cooking and heating exposes many children of developing countries to high levels of indoor air pollution. This study investigates the association between household use of biomass fuels for cooking and prevalence ..
  38. ncbi Indoor coal combustion emissions, GSTM1 and GSTT1 genotypes, and lung cancer risk: a case-control study in Xuan Wei, China
    Q Lan
    Center for Environmental Medicine and Lung Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599 7315, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 9:605-8. 2000
    ..In contrast, the GSTT1 genotype was not significantly associated with lung cancer risk. Our data suggest that the GSTM1-null genotype may enhance susceptibility to air pollution from indoor coal combustion emissions...
  39. ncbi Particulate matter exposure during domestic work in Nepal
    Om P Kurmi
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Liberty Safe Work Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Road, Aberdeen AB25 2ZP, UK
    Ann Occup Hyg 52:509-17. 2008
    ..This paper details the results of these measurements and derives calibration factors for two photometric devices compared to gravimetric measures...
  40. pmc Indoor air pollution and asthma in children
    Patrick N Breysse
    Department of Environmental Heath Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Proc Am Thorac Soc 7:102-6. 2010
    The purpose of this article is to review indoor air pollution factors that can modify asthma severity, particularly in inner-city environments...
  41. ncbi Outdoor and indoor air pollution and COPD-related diseases in high- and low-income countries
    Y Liu
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, University of Kentucky College of Public Health, Lexington, Kentucky 40536, USA
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:115-27. 2008
    ..A joint effort from both society and governments is needed for these endeavors...
  42. ncbi Dampness in buildings and health. Nordic interdisciplinary review of the scientific evidence on associations between exposure to "dampness" in buildings and health effects (NORDDAMP)
    C G Bornehag
    National Testing and Research Institute, Karlstad, Sweden
    Indoor Air 11:72-86. 2001
    ..Sensitisation to mites may be one but obviously not the only mechanism. Even if the mechanisms are unknown, there is sufficient evidence to take preventive measures against dampness in buildings...
  43. ncbi The impact of a smoking ban on hospital admissions for coronary heart disease
    Sadik A Khuder
    Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Toledo, OH 43614, USA
    Prev Med 45:3-8. 2007
    ..In March 2002, the city of Bowling Green, Ohio, implemented a clean indoor air ordinance banning smoking in workplaces and public places. This study evaluates the effect of this ordinance on hospital admissions for smoking-related diseases...
  44. pmc Ranking cancer risks of organic hazardous air pollutants in the United States
    Miranda M Loh
    KTL, National Public Health Institute, Department of Environmental Health, Kuopio, Finland
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1160-8. 2007
    ..In this study we compared cancer risks from organic hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) based on total personal exposure summed across different microenvironments and exposure pathways...
  45. pmc Plastic wall materials in the home and respiratory health in young children
    J J Jaakkola
    Nordic School of Public Health, Goteborg, Sweden
    Am J Public Health 90:797-9. 2000
    ..The relation between the presence of plastic wall materials in the home and respiratory health in children was assessed...
  46. ncbi A behavioral intervention to reduce child exposure to indoor air pollution: identifying possible target behaviors
    Brendon R Barnes
    Medical Research Council of South Africa, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Health Educ Behav 31:306-17. 2004
    b>Indoor air pollution has been causally linked to acute lower respiratory infections in children younger than 5...
  47. ncbi Characterization of indoor sources of fine and ultrafine particles: a study conducted in a full-scale chamber
    A Afshari
    Danish Building and Urban Research, Energy and Indoor Climate Division, Hørsholm, Denmark
    Indoor Air 15:141-50. 2005
    ..The highest generation rate (1.47 x 10(10) particles per second) was observed in the radiator test...
  48. ncbi Indoor air pollution from solid fuel use, chronic lung diseases and lung cancer in Harbin, Northeast China
    Carlotta Galeone
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, 19 20156 Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 17:473-8. 2008
    In some areas of China, indoor air pollution (IAP) originating principally from the combustion of solid fuels has a relevant role in lung cancer. Most previous studies focused on the female population and only a few on both the sexes...
  49. ncbi Secondary aerosolization of viable Bacillus anthracis spores in a contaminated US Senate Office
    Christopher P Weis
    US Environmental Protection Agency National Enforcement Investigations Center, Denver Federal Center, Bldg 53, PO Box 25227, Denver, CO 80225, USA
    JAMA 288:2853-8. 2002
    ..Bioterrorist attacks involving letters and mail-handling systems in Washington, DC, resulted in Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) spore contamination in the Hart Senate Office Building and other facilities in the US Capitol's vicinity...
  50. ncbi Particulate matter and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon concentrations in indoor and outdoor microenvironments in Boston, Massachusetts
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 12:104-14. 2002
    ..Although further study would be needed to determine whether these patterns could be generalized beyond the monitored sites, these data support previous findings and enhance our knowledge about nonresidential exposure patterns...
  51. ncbi Particulate levels are associated with early asthma worsening in children with persistent disease
    Nathan Rabinovitch
    Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, 1400 Jackson Street, Denver, CO 80206, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 173:1098-105. 2006
    ..Ambient particulate concentrations have been associated with variable physiologic effects in children with persistent asthma taking controller medications...
  52. ncbi Smoke and malaria: are interventions to reduce exposure to indoor air pollution likely to increase exposure to mosquitoes?
    Adam Biran
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101:1065-71. 2007
    b>Indoor air pollution from the domestic use of biomass fuels by poor households in developing countries is known to be harmful to health, and efforts are being made to address this problem by changes in fuel type, stove technology, house ..
  53. ncbi Radon: a likely carcinogen at all exposures
    S Darby
    Clinical Trial Service Unit, University of Oxford, UK
    Ann Oncol 12:1341-51. 2001
    ..Radon is a well-established lung carcinogen that has been extensively studied. Very high concentrations can occur in some underground mines. Concentrations also tend to build up in homes...
  54. ncbi Combining individual- and group-level exposure information: child carbon monoxide in the Guatemala woodstove randomized control trial
    John P McCracken
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 20:127-36. 2009
    ..Rather than choose between these error-prone estimates, we borrow strength from each by use of mixed-model prediction and we compare the predictive validity...
  55. ncbi Epidemiology of environmental and occupational cancer
    Paolo Boffetta
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, 150 cours Albert Thomas, 69008 Lyon, France
    Oncogene 23:6392-403. 2004
    ....
  56. ncbi Randomized controlled trial of unflued gas heater replacement on respiratory health of asthmatic schoolchildren
    Louis S Pilotto
    Department of General Practice and Flinders Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Flinders University of South Australia, Australia
    Int J Epidemiol 33:208-14. 2004
    ..Previous studies do not provide a clear picture of the relationship between nitrogen dioxide (NO(2)) exposure and asthma...
  57. ncbi The health effects of non-industrial indoor air pollution
    Jonathan A Bernstein
    Department of Internal Medicine, Allergy Section, Division of Immunology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0563, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 121:585-91. 2008
    ....
  58. ncbi Indoor air pollution and airway disease
    G Viegi
    Pulmonary Environmental Epidemiology Unit, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:1401-15. 2004
    ..Concentrations of these pollutants can be many times higher indoors than outdoors. Indoor air pollution may increase the risk of irritation phenomena, allergic sensitisation, acute and chronic respiratory ..
  59. ncbi Results of a home-based environmental intervention among urban children with asthma
    Wayne J Morgan
    Arizona Respiratory Center, University of Arizona, 1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:1068-80. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether an environmental intervention tailored to each child's allergic sensitization and environmental risk factors could improve asthma-related outcomes...
  60. pmc Secondhand smoke and respiratory ill health in current smokers
    T H Lam
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Tob Control 14:307-14. 2005
    ..The impact of SHS exposure on the acute respiratory health of current active smokers was examined using a cross sectional design...
  61. ncbi Association between biomass fuel and pulmonary tuberculosis: a nested case-control study
    C Kolappan
    Tuberculosis Research Centre, Mayor V R Ramanathan Road, Chetput, Chennai, India
    Thorax 64:705-8. 2009
    ..To quantify the association between biomass fuel usage and sputum-positive pulmonary tuberculosis...
  62. ncbi Relationship between outdoor and indoor air quality in eight French schools
    P Blondeau
    LEPTAB, University of La Rochelle, La Rochelle cedex, France
    Indoor Air 15:2-12. 2005
    ..Except one case, I/O were found to vary in the range from 0.03 to 1.79. All O/U are greater than one and increase up to 100 with particle size...
  63. ncbi Housing characteristics, reported mold exposure, and asthma in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey
    Jan Paul Zock
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, IMIM, Dr Aiguader 80, E 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 110:285-92. 2002
    ..The effects of home dampness and mold exposure on adult asthma are not clear...
  64. ncbi On the history of indoor air quality and health
    J Sundell
    International Center for Indoor Environment and Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
    Indoor Air 14:51-8. 2004
    ..Allergies, airway infections and sick building syndrome are associated with, e.g., "dampness", a low ventilation rate, and plasticizers. In the future more emphasis must be given to IAQ and health issues...
  65. ncbi The impact of improved wood-burning stoves on fine particulate matter concentrations in rural Mexican homes
    Miriam Zuk
    General Directorate of Research on Urban, Regional and Global Pollution, National Institute of Ecology SEMARNAT, Mexico City, Mexico
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 17:224-32. 2007
    To evaluate the impact of improved wood burning stoves on indoor air pollution, 53 homes in a rural town in Michoacán, Mexico, were selected from a health intervention study and monitored before and after receiving improved wood-burning ..
  66. ncbi Effect of indoor air pollution on the respiratory system of women using different fuels for cooking in an urban slum of Pondicherry
    D Dutt
    Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India
    Natl Med J India 9:113-7. 1996
    ..We studied the effects of exposure to indoor air pollution from the use of cooking fuels on lung functions and respiratory symptoms in women aged 15-60 years. METHODS...
  67. pmc Safety of upper-room ultraviolet germicidal air disinfection for room occupants: results from the Tuberculosis Ultraviolet Shelter Study
    Edward A Nardell
    Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Public Health Rep 123:52-60. 2008
    ..S. cities from 1997 to 2004...
  68. ncbi Micronucleus formation, DNA damage and repair in premenopausal women chronically exposed to high level of indoor air pollution from biomass fuel use in rural India
    Nandan Kumar Mondal
    Department of Experimental Hematology, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, 37, S P Mukherjee Road, Kolkata 700026, West Bengal, India
    Mutat Res 697:47-54. 2010
    Genotoxicity of indoor air pollution from biomass fuel use has been examined in 132 biomass users (median age 34 years) and 85 age-matched control women from eastern India who used the cleaner fuel liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to cook...
  69. ncbi Phthalates, alkylphenols, pesticides, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and other endocrine-disrupting compounds in indoor air and dust
    Ruthann A Rudel
    Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 37:4543-53. 2003
    ..This study provides a basis for prioritizing toxicology and exposure research for individual EDCs and mixtures and provides new tools for exposure assessment in health studies...
  70. ncbi The burden of disease from indoor air pollution in developing countries: comparison of estimates
    Kirk R Smith
    Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 206:279-89. 2003
    Four different methods have been applied to estimate the burden of disease due to indoor air pollution from household solid fuel use in developing countries (LDCs)...
  71. ncbi Risk of indoor airborne infection transmission estimated from carbon dioxide concentration
    S N Rudnick
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115 6021, USA
    Indoor Air 13:237-45. 2003
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  72. ncbi Lung function and symptoms among indigenous Mayan women exposed to high levels of indoor air pollution
    E Diaz
    Section for General Practice, Department for Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway esperanza diaz isf uib no
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 11:1372-9. 2007
    b>Indoor air pollution from burning of biomass fuel in open fires is a known risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in developing countries.
  73. ncbi Impact of improved stoves, house construction and child location on levels of indoor air pollution exposure in young Guatemalan children
    Nigel Bruce
    Department of Public Health, University of Liverpool, UK
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 14:S26-33. 2004
    ..this study was to assess the impact of improved stoves, house ventilation, and child location on levels of indoor air pollution and child exposure in a rural Guatemalan population reliant on wood fuel...
  74. ncbi Exposure of infants to outdoor and indoor air pollution in low-income urban areas - a case study of Delhi
    Sumeet Saksena
    East West Center, Honolulu, USA
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 13:219-30. 2003
    b>Indoor air pollution is potentially a very serious environmental and public health problem in India...
  75. ncbi Emission of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate from PVC flooring into air and uptake in dust: emission and sorption experiments in FLEC and CLIMPAQ
    Per Axel Clausen
    National Institute of Occupational Health, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen O, Denmark
    Environ Sci Technol 38:2531-7. 2004
    ..About one-half of the emitted DEHP was deposited on the internal surfaces of both the FLEC and the CLIMPAQ...
  76. pmc Radon in homes and risk of lung cancer: collaborative analysis of individual data from 13 European case-control studies
    S Darby
    Clinical Trials Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE
    BMJ 330:223. 2005
    ..To determine the risk of lung cancer associated with exposure at home to the radioactive disintegration products of naturally occurring radon gas...
  77. ncbi Source strengths for indoor human activities that resuspend particulate matter
    Andrea R Ferro
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Terman Engineering Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 4020, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 38:1759-64. 2004
    ..The source strengths were found to be a function of the number of persons performing the activity, the vigor of the activity, the type of activity, and the type of flooring...
  78. ncbi Risk of lung cancer from residential heating and cooking fuels in Montreal, Canada
    Agnihotram V Ramanakumar
    CHUM Research Centre, University of Montreal, 3875 St Urbain 312, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 165:634-42. 2007
    Among the major sources of indoor air pollution are combustion by-products from heating and cooking. Concern is increasing that use of polluting heating and cooking sources can increase cancer risk...
  79. ncbi Indoor air pollution: a poverty-related cause of mortality among the children of the world
    Anders Emmelin
    Division of Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, SE 901 85 Umea, Sweden
    Chest 132:1615-23. 2007
    This article reviews the research on the relation between indoor air pollution exposure and acute respiratory infection (ARI) in children in developing countries...
  80. ncbi Occupation and lung cancer in nonsmokers
    John S Neuberger
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA
    Rev Environ Health 18:251-67. 2003
    ..Further research on occupational causes of lung cancer in nonsmokers should be given high priority...
  81. ncbi Indoor air pollution and respiratory function of children in Ashok Vihar, Delhi: an exposure-response study
    Raj Kumar
    Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007, India
    Asia Pac J Public Health 20:36-48. 2008
    The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of indoor air pollution on respiratory function of children (aged 7-15 years)...
  82. pmc Chimney stove intervention to reduce long-term wood smoke exposure lowers blood pressure among Guatemalan women
    John P McCracken
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:996-1001. 2007
    ..Given the evidence that ambient particles increase blood pressure, we hypothesized that the intervention would lower blood pressure...
  83. ncbi Double blind placebo controlled exposure to molds: exposure system and clinical results
    H W Meyer
    Epidemiological Research Unit, Clinic of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, H S Copenhagen University Hospital Bispebjerg, Copenhagen NV, Denmark
    Indoor Air 15:73-80. 2005
    ..However, a statistical type II error cannot be excluded because of the small sample size...
  84. ncbi Elevated personal exposure to particulate matter from human activities in a residence
    Andrea R Ferro
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY 13699 5710, USA
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 14:S34-40. 2004
    ..The results demonstrate that a wide variety of indoor human resuspension activities increase human exposure to PM and contribute to the "personal cloud" effect...
  85. ncbi Indoor air pollution by alkylphenols in Tokyo
    I Saito
    Department of Environmental Health and Toxicology, Division of Environment Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health, Tokyo, Japan
    Indoor Air 14:325-32. 2004
    ..In addition, to identify APs emission sources in a newly built house, migration tests of APs from interior surfaces to solid extraction disks were performed...
  86. ncbi Effect of ultraviolet germicidal lights installed in office ventilation systems on workers' health and wellbeing: double-blind multiple crossover trial
    Dick Menzies
    Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit, Montreal Chest Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Lancet 362:1785-91. 2003
    ..We assessed whether ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) of drip pans and cooling coils within ventilation systems of office buildings would reduce microbial contamination, and thus occupants' work-related symptoms...
  87. ncbi The spatial and temporal variations in PM10 mass from six UK homes
    K A BeruBe
    School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, P O Box 911, Museum Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3US, Wales, UK
    Sci Total Environ 324:41-53. 2004
    ..The indoor and outdoor PM10 collected was characterised as being a heterogeneous mixture of particles (soot, fibres, sea salt, smelter, gypsum, pollen and fungal spores)...
  88. ncbi Impact of improved cookstoves on indoor air pollution and adverse health effects among Honduran women
    Maggie L Clark
    Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
    Int J Environ Health Res 19:357-68. 2009
    Elevated indoor air pollution levels due to the burning of biomass in developing countries are well established...
  89. pmc Improving the health of workers in indoor environments: priority research needs for a national occupational research agenda
    Mark J Mendell
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1430-40. 2002
    ..Research on these topics, requiring new collaborations and resources, offers enormous potential health and economic returns...
  90. ncbi Exposures of preschool children to chlorpyrifos and its degradation product 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinol in their everyday environments
    Marsha K Morgan
    National Exposure Research Laboratory, USEPA, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, USA
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 15:297-309. 2005
    ..In conclusion, the results showed that the preschool children were exposed to chlorpyrifos and TCP from several sources, through several pathways and routes. ...
  91. ncbi Sources of fine particulate matter in personal exposures and residential indoor, residential outdoor and workplace microenvironments in the Helsinki phase of the EXPOLIS study
    Kimmo J Koistinen
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Environmental Health, Kuopio, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 30:36-46. 2004
    ..5) in personal exposures and in residential indoor, residential outdoor, and workplace indoor microenvironments of the nonsmoking adult population unexposed to environmental tobacco smoke in Helsinki, Finland...
  92. ncbi Perceived air quality, sick building syndrome (SBS) symptoms and productivity in an office with two different pollution loads
    P Wargocki
    International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
    Indoor Air 9:165-79. 1999
    ..003), typing 6.5% less text than when the pollution source was absent from the office Reducing the pollution load on indoor air proved to be an effective means of improving the comfort, health and productivity of building occupants...
  93. ncbi Asthma and indoor air: contrasts in the dose response to cat and dust-mite
    E A Erwin
    University of Virginia, Asthma and Allergic Diseases Center, Charlottesville, VA 22908 1355, USA
    Indoor Air 15:33-9. 2005
    ..Equally the results may give insight into a form of tolerance that could be a target for protecting patients against allergic disease...
  94. ncbi Understanding household demand for indoor air pollution control in developing countries
    Bruce A Larson
    Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Connecticut, Storrs 06269, USA
    Soc Sci Med 55:571-84. 2002
    ..To achieve widespread health improvements, interventions that reduce exposures to indoor air pollution will need to be adopted and consistently used by large numbers of households in the developing world...
  95. ncbi Indoor air pollution as a lung health hazard: focus on populous countries
    Guoping Hu
    Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, State Key Lab of Respiratory Diseases, The First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou 510182, China
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 15:158-64. 2009
    b>Indoor air pollution (IAP) resulting from the use of solid fuel for cooking and heating is a significant public health concern in developing countries...
  96. ncbi A health perspective of indoor air pollution
    S K Jindal
    Indian J Med Res 126:409-11. 2007
  97. ncbi Geothermal ground gas emissions and indoor air pollution in Rotorua, New Zealand
    Michael Durand
    Natural Hazards Research Centre, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Sci Total Environ 345:69-80. 2005
    ..Recently constructed buildings (<10 years) with butanol seals were nevertheless affected by ground gas emissions, and we conclude that such measures are not always effective in the long term...
  98. ncbi Evaluation of a real-time passive personal particle monitor in fixed site residential indoor and ambient measurements
    P J Quintana
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, California 92182 4162, USA
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 10:437-45. 2000
    ..66 vs. 0.13 for outdoors, r2 = 0.42 vs. 0.20 for indoors). The pDR appears to be a useful tool for an epidemiologic study that aims to examine the relationship between health outcomes and personal exposure to peaks in PM...
  99. ncbi How do the indoor size distributions of airborne submicron and ultrafine particles in the absence of significant indoor sources depend on outdoor distributions?
    U Franck
    Department of Exposure Research and Epidemiology, UFZ Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig Halle, Permoserstrasse 15, Leipzig
    Indoor Air 13:174-81. 2003
    ..The non-uniform drop in the number of concentrations from outdoors to indoors in our measurements considering smaller particles ( >0.01 microm) is accompanied by a shift of the concentration maxima to larger particle diameters...
  100. ncbi Long-term exposure to indoor air pollution and wheezing symptoms in infants
    O Raaschou-Nielsen
    Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Indoor Air 20:159-67. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the impact of measured long-term exposure to indoor air pollution on wheezing symptoms in infants...
  101. ncbi The prevention and incidence of asthma and mite allergy (PIAMA) birth cohort study: design and first results
    Bert Brunekreef
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 13:55-60. 2002
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Research Grants64

  1. Endotoxin, the airway transcriptome, and obstructive lung disease
    PEGGY SUE LAI; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..fuel, in the context of various occupations especially cotton textile work, and more recently as part of indoor air pollution in schools...
  2. Measuring Tobacco Mortality within the Million Death Study in India
    Prabhat Jha; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..gt;Quantify the effects of household male smoking and indoor air pollution among about 3,500 childhood respiratory deaths and about 7,500 adult female respiratory deaths...
  3. International Training and Research in Environmental and Occupational Health
    NELSON K STEENLAND; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..b>Indoor air pollution is a particular problem in both Chile and Peru where large numbers of people lack effective stoves and ..
  4. Impact of an Indoor Stove Intervention on Indicators of Cardiorespiratory Health
    Jennifer L Peel; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..inefficient and poorly vented indoor cook stoves to meet these needs, which can result in extremely high indoor air pollution concentrations...
  5. Air Pollution Particle Effects on Human Antimycobacterial Immunity
    Stephan K Schwander; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..shown associations of increased incidence of TB with cigarette smoking, occupational exposure to silica, or indoor air pollution, no studies to our knowledge have examined the role of urban air pollution exposure in the development of ..
  6. Community-based Participatory Research: A Tool to Advance Cookstove Interventions
    MAGGIE LYNN CLARK; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Many households use traditional cook stoves to meet these energy needs, which can result in extremely high indoor air pollution concentrations. Indoor air pollution from biomass combustion accounts for an estimated 1...
  7. Prenatal Exposure to Solid Fuel Smoke and Birth Outcomes in Sri Lanka
    Nalini Sathiakumar; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Indoor air pollution from combustion of solid fuels for cooking has been identified as one of the ten most important risk ..
  8. Wood Smoke and Genetic Susceptibility to Asthma in An Honduran Population
    Joshua Mark Galanter; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..to perform genetic and gene-environment interaction studies in complex diseases;(5) foster skills to assess indoor air pollution exposures from solid fuel combustion;with an ultimat goal of (6) developing an independent clinical ..
  9. Indoor woodsmoke PM and asthma: a randomized trial
    TONY JOHN WARD; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..5 from residential woodstoves, a common source of indoor air pollution, will result in health improvements among asthmatic children...
  10. Development of a forced air add-on attachment for rocket stoves in Kenya capable
    NATHAN LORENZ; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This indoor air pollution (IAP) has been linked to nearly 3% of the global burden of disease and is a major contributor to as many as ..
  11. Arsenic and child respiratory health in Bangladesh
    Allan H Smith; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Potential susceptibility and interactions associated with indoor air pollution, diet, and nutritional status, will be investigated...
  12. EXPLORING RESPIRATORY HEALTH OUTCOMES FROM SUSTAINED USE OF EFFICIENT COOKSTOVES
    GAUTAM NAGABHUSHAN YADAMA; Fiscal Year: 2012
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Nearly 2 million people die annually due to indoor air pollution from solid biomass combustion and 99 percent of these deaths are in developing countries...
  13. School-based air pollution and asthma morbidity in Inner City School Children
    JONATHAN MARK GAFFIN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Home indoor air pollution and ambient pollution has been identified as a risk factor for asthma morbidity in children, however, ..
  14. 1/2-An Environmental and Occupational Health Research and Training Hub: USA
    Leonelo E Bautista; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..morbidity and mortality, with approximately, 6000 deaths/year attributed to outdoor and 1100 more to indoor air pollution. Additionally, Colombia has the highest landslide-related risk of death in South America, and climate ..
  15. Woodsmoke exposure and novel health indicators: a feasibility field study
    Jennifer L Peel; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..indoor cookstoves burning biomass (wood, animal dung, crop residues) and coal, resulting in extremely high indoor air pollution concentrations...
  16. Genetic Susceptibility to Asthma and Indoor Air Pollution in Peru
    Nadia N Hansel; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..R01 grant investigates genetic contributions to individual susceptibility to the adverse health effects of indoor air pollution. Preliminary data from the investigators'parent R01 suggests that outdoor pollutant concentrations are ..
  17. Particulate matter and black carbon:Respiratory Health in Sri Lankan Children
    Sumal Nandasena; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Incomplete combustion of solid fuel is the major contributor to indoor air pollution (IAP) in developing countries...
  18. A wireless multi-functional sensor badge for epidemiological studies
    Nongjian Tao; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..These analytes are selected because they are important for studying health effects of both outdoor and indoor air pollution. In addition to the capability of detecting multiple analytes, the sensor has an embedded wireless chip ..
  19. INDIVIDUAL FACTORS IN NASAL IRRITANT SENSITIVITY
    Dennis Shusterman; Fiscal Year: 2002
    DESCRIPTION: (Adapted from the Investigator's Abstract): A variety of symptoms linked to indoor air pollution, including eye, nose, and throat irritation (as well as reflex nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, and sinus headache) are either ..
  20. Effects of cooking smoke on health
    Vinod Mishra; Fiscal Year: 2004
    Available studies suggest that indoor air pollution from cooking and space heating causes substantial ill health in developing countries where a majority of households rely on unprocessed biomass fuels such as wood, crop residues, and ..
  21. ROTATING SHIFTWORK AND REPRODUCTIVE OUTCOMES
    Xiping Xu; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..use of medications, any illnesses, sexual intercourse, contraceptive use, active and passive smoking, indoor air pollution, alcohol use, water consumption, amount of vigorous exercise and physical activity, emotional upset, and ..
  22. LEAD, ENDOCRINE DISRUPTION AND REPRODUCTIVE OUTCOMES
    Xiping Xu; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..sexual activity, general health status, medication, contraceptive use, active and passive smoking, indoor air pollution, alcohol use, amount of vigorous exercise and physical activity, emotional upset, and changes in job ..
  23. Epidemiology of Indoor Air Pollution and Human Health
    Seppo Rinne; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..the world's population uses biomass fuels for domestic energy, resulting in widespread exposure to indoor air pollution (lAP)...
  24. EFFECTS OF SO2 AND RESPIRABLE PARTICULATES ON HEALTH
    Douglas Dockery; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..In the second cohort of children, a subset of 1,800 children was identified for participation in an indoor air pollution study involving four weeks of measurement in each home and in a nine to twelve month diary study of daily ..
  25. RISK FACTORS OF LUNG CANCER IN NONSMOKING WOMEN
    Anna Wu; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..We now would like to use the data collected in this study to evaluate: a) the role of indoor air pollution from a variety of sources as a cause of lung cancer; b) the relationship between intake of vegetables, ..
  26. Health, Environment and Social Structure in India
    REEVE VANNEMAN; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..of poverty, social inequalities, gender and public policy on environmental risks, particularly exposure to indoor air pollution and water borne diseases in India. 3...
  27. EVALUATION OF VOC EXPOSURES IN VENTILATED ROOMS
    Xudong Yang; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The research presents an environmental engineering solution to control indoor air pollution in office buildings...
  28. Indoor Environment and Symptoms in Office Building
    MARK MENDELL; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  29. INNER CITY COCKROACH ALLERGEN REDUCTION TRIAL
    Peyton Eggleston; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Secondary variables, including medication use, acute care visits, school loss, FEVI and methacholine responsiveness will also be compared. ..
  30. Data Coordinating Center for Sleep Heart Health
    Marie Diener West; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  31. HOME BASED ENVIRONMENTAL ADHERENCE TRIAL
    Peyton Eggleston; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  32. Predictors of Spatial Patterns in Urban Air Pollution
    Jonathan Levy; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  33. The 17th Annual Conference of the International Society of Exposure of Analysis
    Clifford Weisel; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The primary outcome of the meeting will be the advancement of knowledge of human exposure science. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  34. UVA Asthma and Allergic Diseases Center
    Thomas Platts Mills; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Understanding the mechanisms involved is essential for defining new approaches to treatment and prevention and also for explaining the increasing prevalence of asthma. ..
  35. Epidemiology of asthma: risk and prognosis in a cohort from birth to adolescence
    Syed Hasan Arshad; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Our work brings together a multidisciplinary research team with a proven record of collaboration and expertise in respiratory medicine, allergy and immunology, epidemiology, genetics, and biostatistics. ..
  36. IOWA AND MISSOURI RADON LUNG CANCER STUDIES
    R Field; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The pooling of data between two large-scale epidemiologic studies from a similar geographic area, Iowa and Missouri, will allow us to increase sample size and statistical power. ..
  37. ISEA 2004 Conference
    Junfeng Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  38. Environmental Exposures, NOS Genes, and Exhaled Nitric Oxide in Pediatric Asthma
    Adam Spanier; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  39. Prenatal Insecticide Exposures Among Urban Minorities
    Robin Whyatt; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The research will provide important information about pesticide exposure during pregnancy among this minority cohort. ..
  40. Validation of biomarkers of prenatal pesticides exposure
    Robin Whyatt; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  41. Passive PAH and Micro-Camera Personal Monitoring System
    Paul Lioy; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  42. Cancer Risks Attributable To Radiation from Pediatric CT
    David Brenner; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The target audiences will be radiologists, pediatricians, family physicians, and the CT industry. We will use telephone interviews supplemented with survey questions, to aid in web content decisions. ..
  43. OPTICAL ASSESSMENT OF DERMAL EXPOSURE AND ABSORPTION
    Richard Fenske; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  44. Cigarette smoking and colorectal cancer risk
    Andrew Hyland; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  45. Healthy Homes & Community for High Point Families
    James Krieger; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Throughout these activities, the project will support the capacity of residents to assess, understand and address environmental issues affecting High Point in order to become empowered to act on them. ..
  46. Children's exposures/health effects/diesel exhaust
    LEE JANE LIU; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This study will provide critical missing information relating reductions in diesel emissions directly to reductions in exposures and health effects. ..
  47. 2008 WESTERN ARGICULTURAL CONFERENCE
    Richard Fenske; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  48. RADIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ACCELERATOR FACILITY (RARAF)
    David Brenner; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  49. BIOMARKERS OF GENETIC DAMAGE AND ANTIOXIDANT
    Frederica Perera; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Once validated in this model population, these biomarkers would also have applicability in evaluating interventions in occupational cohorts and other populations highly exposed to carcinogens. ..
  50. EFFECT OF HEART DISEASE EDUCATION ON OLDER WOMEN
    Noreen Clark; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  51. Role of Mouse Allergen in Childhood Asthma
    Wanda Phipatanakul; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This will help her translate knowledge gained from her research into direct community benefit. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  52. Risk Factors for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
    Julia Brody; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The study builds on the Cape Cod Breast Cancer and Environment Study of invasive breast cancer and additional grants that currently support the proposed study of DCIS. ..
  53. A Unified Surgical Instrument System for Periodontal Minimally Invasive Surgery
    STEPHEN HARREL; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The resulting system, based on the surgical consultants evaluations and scores, will be used in a Phase 2 multicenter controlled clinical evaluation of MIS. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  54. Pediatric Asthma, Particulate Air Pollution and NO2
    RALPH DELFINO; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Long-term goals are to improve knowledge about the independent and combined adverse effects of particulate and gaseous air pollutants by examining acute exposures and responses using ambulatory monitoring methods. ..
  55. Impact of Environmental Pollutants on Breast Cancer and*
    Julia Brody; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  56. Gene x Environment Factors in Smoking Cessation
    Andrew Hyland; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  57. ASTHMA AND EXPOSURE TO PEAKS IN PARTICULATE AIR POLLUT
    RALPH DELFINO; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..This research is expected to have an impact on decisions regarding the protection of health in populations frequently exposed to higher particle excursions. ..
  58. PREVENTING CHANGE TO REGULAR SMOKING IN COLLEGE STUDENTS
    Kari Harris; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The proposed experiences will provide Dr. Harris with the skills to develop and launch a fully independent career in cancer prevention and control. ..
  59. Linking Breast Cancer Advocacy and Environmental Justice
    Julia Brody; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ....