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Field Collection Methods for an EPA Pilot Study Evaluating Personal, Housing, and Community Factors Influencing Children’s Potential Exposures to Indoor Contaminants at Various Lifestages (EPA Pilot Study Add-On to the GreenHousing Study)

Citation:

Bradham, K., C. Croghan, P. Egeghy, S. Clifton, K. Isaacs, Dan Stout, K. Thomas, N. Tulve, E. Ulrich, D. Whitaker, S. Vesper, D. Betancourt, AND T. Dean. Field Collection Methods for an EPA Pilot Study Evaluating Personal, Housing, and Community Factors Influencing Children’s Potential Exposures to Indoor Contaminants at Various Lifestages (EPA Pilot Study Add-On to the GreenHousing Study). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-17/064, 2017.

Impact/Purpose:

The purpose of this document is to publish the methodology EPA used for a specific study for reference and use by other scientists both within the Agency and externally. While the SOPs detailed here are specific to the EPA Pilot Study add-on to the Green Housing Study and have not been validated, they can easily be modified for other studies collecting similar samples and information.

Description:

This compilation of field collection standard operating procedures (SOPs) was assembled for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Pilot Study add-on to the Green Housing Study (GHS). A detailed description of this add-on study can be found in the peer reviewed research protocol entitled “An EPA Pilot Study Evaluating Personal, Housing, and Community Factors Influencing Children’s Potential Exposures to Indoor Contaminants at Various Lifestages –Research Protocol” 1. Briefly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Green Housing Study (GHS) follows changes in environmental measurements [pesticides, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate matter (i.e., PM2.5 and 1.0), indoor allergens, and fungi] in both U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) green-renovated and comparison (no renovation) homes and relates these changes to asthma morbidity in children ages 7-12 years. Green-renovations include (but are not limited to) use of low VOC materials, use of energy efficient appliances, and integrated pest management. The EPA has leveraged this opportunity to collect additional multimedia measurements and questionnaire data from the index children actively participating in the GHS and a sibling in order to characterize personal, housing, and community factors.

URLs/Downloads:

FINAL-ULRICH ORD-020775 EXTERNAL REPORT TAGGED.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 13811.076 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 03/17/2017
Record Last Revised: 03/17/2017
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 335764

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

EXPOSURE METHODS & MEASUREMENT DIVISION