Increasing ventilation as an intervention in homes of asthmatic children

Nina Viskum Hogaard, Sune Leisgaard Mørck Rubak, Susanne Halken, Lone Agertoft, Thomas Houmann Petersen, Lars Bo Gunnarsen, Barbara Kolarik, Michal Spilak, Nadja Lyng, Marie Frederiksen, Torben Sigsgaard

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In children asthma is the most frequent chronic disease and house dust mite (HDM) allergy the most frequent cause of allergic asthma. Indoors most of the time, children are exposed to many indoor air pollutants that may act as asthma triggers. Reducing this exposure may improve asthma control in children. We conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention study with 46 asthmatic, house dust mite allergic children. The aim was to investigate the association between indoor air quality in homes and severity of asthma, in particular the effect of increased ventilation rate and expected lower exposure to HDM on medication intake among these children. As a result of the intervention, the ventilation rate increased and the CO2 concentration fell significantly compared to baseline in the intervention group. The analyses of the effect of ventilation on health outcomes are being processed and will be revealed later.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelConference proceedings: Indoor Air 2016 : The 14th international conference on indoor air quality and climate, July 3-8 Ghent, Belgium
Antal sider2
UdgivelsesstedGhent
ForlagISIAQ
Publikationsdatojul. 2016
UdgaveFlash Drive Format
Artikelnummer718
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-0-9846855-5-4
StatusUdgivet - jul. 2016
BegivenhedIndoor Air 2016: The 14th international conference of Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Ghent, Belgien
Varighed: 3 jul. 20168 jul. 2016

Konference

KonferenceIndoor Air 2016
LandBelgien
ByGhent
Periode03/07/201608/07/2016

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