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Main Title Respiratory Symptoms and Peak Flow Associated with Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollutants in the Southwest.
Author Lebowitz, M. D. ; Holberg, C. J. ; Boyer, B. ; Hayes, C. ;
CORP Author Arizona Univ. Health Sciences Center, Tucson.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/J-85/364;
Stock Number PB86-176807
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Sampling ; Surveys ; Smoking ; Reprints ; Indoor air pollution ; Southwest region(United States) ; Air pollution effects(Humans)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-176807 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 7p
A symptom-stratified, geographic cluster sample of 117 middle class households was studied. Symptom daily diaries and peak flows were obtained for 211 subjects over a two-year period. Indoor sampling in a sample of houses was performed for O3, TSP, RSP, CO, temperature (T), and relative humidity (RH). Questionnaires determined type of stove and number of smokers in all households. Ambient pollutants (O3, TSP, CO, NO2), were monitored in or near the clusters, as were T and RH. Smoking in the household was significantly correlated with TSP and RSP. Indoor CO was significantly correlated with gas stove usage. Normal young adults under age 25 had daily peak flows (PEF) associated with outdoor O3 after adjusting for other factors). Asthmatics' PEF was associated with smoking, gas stove use and outdoor NO2, and with outdoor O3 and temperature, after controlling for other factors. Indoor and outdoor factors affected asthmatic symptoms, after controlling for age, sex, smoking and other ambient environmental variables.