Childhood asthma and the indoor environment.

  title={Childhood asthma and the indoor environment.},
  author={Conny Dekker and R. Phillips Dales and Stewart W Bartlett and Bert A Brunekreef and H Zwanenburg},
  volume={100 4},
To investigate the influence of indoor air quality on respiratory health, a questionnaire-based study of 17,962 Canadian schoolchildren in kindergarten through grade 2 was carried out in 1988. The present report focuses on associations between several indoor environmental factors and childhood asthma. Increased reports of physician-diagnosed asthma were significantly associated (p less than 0.001) with exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (OR = 1.4), living in a damp home (OR = 1.5), the use… CONTINUE READING

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