Survey on residential indoor environment and children's health in Japan

Hiroshi Yoshino, N. Ando, K. Hasegawa, K. Abe, K. Ikeda, N. Kato, K. Kumagai, A. Hasegawa, T. Mitamura, U. Yanagi, K. Hamada

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Abstract

In Japan, there is an increase in allergic diseases such as asthma, respiratory symptom, particularly prevails among the young generation. The reasons why the prevalence of allergic diseases is increasing are still not yet well understood. However, it is deemed that indoor environmental factors are one of the essential sources. Therefore an epidemiology type of survey was investigated to 4th and 5th grade school students in Japan. The survey was divided into three phases. The first phase was a survey of the prevalence of adverse health problems, among school students, the second phase was a case-control study and the final phase was a field measurement for case- control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning - Proceedings of ISHVAC 2011
Pages9-14
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event7th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, ISHVAC 2011 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2011 Nov 62011 Nov 9

Publication series

Name7th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning - Proceedings of ISHVAC 2011
Volume1

Other

Other7th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, ISHVAC 2011
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period11/11/611/11/9

Keywords

  • Allergic diseases
  • Case-control study
  • Dampness
  • Indoor environmental factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)

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