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Am J Public Health. 2004 Apr;94(4):560-2.

Asthma, wheezing, and allergies in Russian schoolchildren in relation to new surface materials in the home.

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  • 1Institute of Occupational Health, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK. j.jaakkola@bham.ac.uk

Abstract

In a cross-sectional study of 5951 Russian 8-12-year-old schoolchildren, risks of current asthma, wheezing, and allergy were related to recent renovation and the installation of materials with potential chemical emissions. New linoleum flooring, synthetic carpeting, particleboard, wall coverings, and furniture and recent painting were determinants of 1 or several of these 3 health outcomes. These findings warrant further attention to the type of materials used in interior design.

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15054004
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PMCID:
PMC1448297
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