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Clin Chest Med. 2012 Dec;33(4):715-29. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2012.08.001.

Respiratory health in home and leisure pursuits.

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Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford University School of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 3801 Miranda Avenue, MC 111P, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.


Many home-based and leisure activities can generate hazardous respirable exposures. Routine domestic activities and a variety of hobbies, avocations, and leisure pursuits have been associated with a spectrum of respiratory tract disorders. Indoor environments present a special risk for high-intensity exposures and adverse health effects. There are important knowledge gaps regarding the prevalence of specific health hazards within and across communities, exposure-response effects, population and individual susceptibilities, best management strategies, the adverse health effects of mixed exposures, and long-term clinical outcomes following exposures. The home environment presents special health risks that should be part of the health assessment.

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