Randomized Trial of Interventions to Improve Childhood Asthma in Homes with Wood-burning Stoves

  title={Randomized Trial of Interventions to Improve Childhood Asthma in Homes with Wood-burning Stoves},
  author={Curtis W Noonan and Erin O'Brien Semmens and Paul Smith and Solomon W. Harrar and Luke Montrose and Emily C Weiler and Marcy L. McNamara and Tony J. Ward},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
Background: Household air pollution due to biomass combustion for residential heating adversely affects vulnerable populations. Randomized controlled trials to improve indoor air quality in homes of children with asthma are limited, and no such studies have been conducted in homes using wood for heating. Objectives: Our aims were to test the hypothesis that household-level interventions, specifically improved-technology wood-burning appliances or air-filtration devices, would improve health… 

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