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Tampa Asthmatic Children's Study (Tacs)

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Abstract: The Tampa Asthmatic Children's Study (TACS) was a pilot research study to assess methodologies and research instruments needed for including asthma as a health outcome in the National Children's Study (NCS). This was one of a series of pilot studies focusing on (a) simple, cost effective methods for assessing environmental exposures relevant to asthma and (b) techniques for the early assessment of asthma-related health outcomes. This research project focused on the development of methods for understanding the factors that contribute to indoor concentrations and exposures to combustion related products (CRPs), particulate matter (PM) and select air toxics. The four-week study was performed in Tampa, FL during the months of October and November, 2002. The study involved repeated daily personal, residential, and ambient air pollution measurements for a cohort of nine asthmatic children, ranging in age from 1-5 years.

This work has been funded wholly by the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development under contract #68-D-99-012 to the Research Triangle Institute International. It has been subjected to Agency review and approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation for use.
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Citation:Stevens, C., and R. W. Williams. Tampa Asthmatic Children's Study (Tacs). Presented at National Childrens Study Pilot Study, Atlanta, GA, December 17, 2003.
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Contact: Liz Hope - (919) 541-2785 or hope.elizabeth@epa.gov
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Division: Human Exposure & Atmospheric Sciences Division
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Branch: Exposure Measurements & Analysis Branch
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Product Type: Abstrct/Oral
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Presented: 12/17/2003
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Bullet Item Field Studies to Identify and Quantify Factors That Effect Microenvironmental Concentrations and Exposures
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