Effects of volatile organic compounds, damp, and other environmental exposures in the home on wheezing illness in children.

@article{Venn2003EffectsOV,
  title={Effects of volatile organic compounds, damp, and other environmental exposures in the home on wheezing illness in children.},
  author={Andrea J Venn and Mehrengise Cooper and Marilyn D Antoniak and Catherine Laughlin and John Britton and Sandra A Lewis},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 11},
  pages={
          955-60
        }
}
BACKGROUND The effects of indoor exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including formaldehyde, on respiratory health are not clearly understood. The aim of this study was to determine the independent effects of VOCs and other common environmental exposures in the home on the risk and severity of persistent wheezing illness in children. METHODS Total volatile organic compounds, formaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide, damp (on a four category scale of % wood moisture equivalent), and… CONTINUE READING
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