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

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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.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-562
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004