Asthma, Allergies, and the Home Environment
|Series:||Built Environmental Systems Seminar|
|Speaker:||Jan Sundell, Technical University of Denmark|
|Location:||Comstock Room, Syracuse Sheraton|
|Date:||Thu, Sep 21, 2006|
Based on scientific state-of-the art reviews on e.g. asthma and allergies and potential causative exposures, two studies have been conducted in Sweden (DBH, Damp Buildings and Health), and Bulgaria (ALLHOME, ALLergies and the HOME environment). In total, data on more than 15000 children, their health status, home environment, breastfeeding, food, pets, ETS etc have been collected. In Case-Control studies of very sick children, and healthy children data has been collected from inspections and measurements in the homes as well as from clinical investigations. Analyses are ongoing. A family history of allergy is important as a risk factor, as is pet exposure, and ETS exposure. New findings are that a low ventilation rate and exposure to PVC are strong risk factors. These results and many others will be discussed.
* Sponsored by the EQS-STAR Center and the Center of Excellence for Environmental and Energy Systems.