Survey on association between indoor air quality of dwellings and children's allergic diseases in urban regions of China

Hiroshi Yoshino, U. Yanagi, Tom Otake, Tomonobu Goto, Kenichi Hasegawa, Naoki Kag

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Abstract

In the present study, questionnaire surveys and field measurements were carried out in urban areas of China to clarify the association between children's allergic diseases and indoor environment. From this study it was revealed that several questionnaire items regarding indoor air quality were associated with some children's allergic diseases. It was also suggested that VOCs and PM25 are major factors of children's allergic diseases in China. By comparing with a previous study in Japan, it was found that the prevalence rates of children's allergic diseases and indoor concentrations of airborne fungi and TVOC in Japan were higher than in China.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-300
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)
Volume83
Issue number745
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar

Keywords

  • Allergic diseases
  • Field measurement
  • Indoor environment
  • Questionnaire survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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