Dampness and mould in schools and respiratory symptoms in children: the HITEA study.

@article{BorrsSantos2013DampnessAM,
  title={Dampness and mould in schools and respiratory symptoms in children: the HITEA study.},
  author={Al{\'i}cia Borr{\`a}s-Santos and Jos{\'e} J H Jacobs and Martin T{\"a}ubel and Ulla Haverinen-Shaughnessy and Esmeralda J. M. Krop and Kati Huttunen and M. J. Hirvonen and J. J. Pekkanen and Dick J. J. Heederik and Jan Paul Zock and Anne M Hyv{\"a}rinen},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={70 10},
  pages={
          681-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND The adverse respiratory health effects of dampness and mould in the home have been extensively reported, but few studies have evaluated the health effects of such exposures in schools. OBJECTIVES To assess the associations between dampness and mould in school buildings and respiratory symptoms among 6-12-year-old pupils in three European countries with different climates. METHODS Based on information from self-reports and observations, we selected 29 primary schools with and 27… CONTINUE READING
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