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Linking Student Performance in Massachusetts Elementary Schools with the “Greenness” of School Surroundings Using Remote Sensing
TLDR
Interestingly, the results showed a consistently positive significant association between the greenness of the school in the Spring (when most Massachusetts students take the MCAS tests) and school-wide performance on both English and Math tests, even after adjustment for socio-economic factors and urban residency.
Pesticide loadings of select organophosphate and pyrethroid pesticides in urban public housing
TLDR
Investigation of pyrethroid and organophosphate pesticide loadings within public housing dwellings in Boston, Massachusetts found the need for alternative pest management strategies that embrace the safe and judicious use of pest control products.
Environmental conditions in low-income urban housing: clustering and associations with self-reported health.
TLDR
Evidence is found that indoor environmental conditions in multifamily housing cluster by site and that cumulative exposures may be associated with poor health.
Association between air pollution exposure and exhaled nitric oxide in an elderly population
TLDR
Ambient pollution may lead toAirway inflammation as measured by FeNO, a non-invasive measure of airway inflammation, which may be an important step in the pathogenesis of the cardiopulmonary effects induced by exposure to air pollution.
Indoor concentrations of nicotine in low-income, multi-unit housing: associations with smoking behaviours and housing characteristics
TLDR
Evidence that tobacco smoke contamination in low-income housing developments is not limited to homes with smokers and the frequent report of tobacco smoke odour coming from other apartments or hallways resulted in increased levels of nicotine concentrations and SReff in non-smoking homes.
Health Benefits of Green Public Housing: Associations With Asthma Morbidity and Building-Related Symptoms.
OBJECTIVES We examined associations of several health outcomes with green and conventional low-income housing, where the prevalence of morbidities and environmental pollutants is elevated. METHODS
Ventilation in public housing: implications for indoor nitrogen dioxide concentrations.
TLDR
Indoor NO2 levels in this cohort are higher than those generally reported in residential US settings, associated in part with increased gas stove usage and decreased AERs during the heating season, and may be used by housing authorities and other landlords to decrease potential environmental stressors.
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