Home dampness, childhood asthma, hay fever, and airway symptoms in Shanghai, China: associations, dose-response relationships, and lifestyle's influences.

@article{Hu2014HomeDC,
  title={Home dampness, childhood asthma, hay fever, and airway symptoms in Shanghai, China: associations, dose-response relationships, and lifestyle's influences.},
  author={Yu Cheng Hu and Weiwei Liu and Chen Huang and Zhijun Zou and Zhuohui Zhao and Li Shen and J Sundell},
  journal={Indoor air},
  year={2014},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={450-63}
}
Numerous studies of associations between dampness and respiratory diseases have been conducted, but their implications remain inconclusive. In this study of 13,335 parent-reported questionnaires (response rate: 85.3%), we analyzed associations between home dampness and asthma and related symptoms in 4- to 6-year-old children in a cross-sectional study of Shanghai. Indicators of home dampness were strongly and significantly associated with dry cough, wheeze, and rhinitis symptoms. In the current… CONTINUE READING
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