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Main Title Nitrogen dioxide and respiratory infection : pilot investigations /
Author Samet, Jonathan M. ; Spengler, J. D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Spengler, John D.
CORP Author New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. School of Medicine. ;Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA.;Health Effects Inst., Cambridge, MA.
Publisher Health Effects Institute,
Year Published 1989
Report Number HEI/RR-89/28
Stock Number PB90-247339
Subjects Nitrogen dioxide--Physiological effect ; Respiratory organs--Diseases
Additional Subjects Nitrogen dioxide ; Houses ; Stoves ; Gas appliances ; Infants ; Exposure ; Cultures(Biology) ; Respiratory tract infections ; Indoor air pollution ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Health hazards
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-247339 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iv, 40 pages.
A longitudinal study has been designed of infants to determine if NO(sub 2) exposure from cooking stoves increases the incidence or severity of respiratory infections during the first 18 months of life. Results of pilot investigations for the longitudinal study, conducted from 1984-1986, are reported here. In the first study, 147 families of infants were recruited at two Albuquerque hospitals, and their homes were monitored for NO(sub 2) using a passive sampling tube. Higher levels of NO(sub 2) were found in homes with gas stoves than in homes with electric stoves. A sample of the homes showed that personal exposures of the infants could be estimated by room concentrations and mothers would complete a daily calendar-diary on respiratory symptoms and provide information every two weeks on illnesses occurring. In the second pilot study, we recruited 75 infants and followed them for four months. The illness surveillance system was compared with the clinical assessments by the nurse practitioner and the subjects' physicians, and with viral cultures.
Cover title. "September 1989"--Page 4 of cover. Includes bibliographical references. "Research agreement no. 84-12"--Page 2 of cover. Microfiche.