A detailed survey on indoor air quality and children's health in Shanghai

Huibo Zhang, Hiroshi Yoshino, U. Yanagi, Jingchao Xie, Zhiwei Lian

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Abstract

Questionnaire survey and field measurements of indoor environment of apartments in a Shanghai local area (referred as 'houses' hereafter) and the health status of resident 4th and 5th grade students therein (referred as 'the children' hereafter) were conducted. Survey results suggested that 58.6% of the children had at least one respiratory disease or allergy symptom. A subsequent case-control study confirmed that the cumulative frequency of relative humidity exceeding 70% in the case group was obviously higher than that of in the control group in winter season, whereas fungi in indoor air in the houses of the case group were higher than that of the control group. In consequence, it is suggested that the indoor environmental factors, particularly those related to dampness, may give rise to these symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages858-865
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2014 Jul 72014 Jul 12

Other

Other13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period14/7/714/7/12

Keywords

  • Children's health
  • Humidity environment
  • Indoor air quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Building and Construction
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Computer Science Applications

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