The great indoors

Brunekreef, B.
September 2004
Thorax;Sep2004, Vol. 59 Issue 9, p729
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the relevance of indoor pollutants in the development of asthma in children. It highlights on some allergies such as dust mite and pet allergens as the main associates of asthma in children. Compared with the role of exposure to allergens and other biological contaminants, the evidence with respect to chemicals such as nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, and particles produced by combustion appliances, environmental tobacco smoke, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is even less clear. It presents studies of whether indoor VOCs are a risk factor for asthma in children.


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