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A review of evidence linking ventilation rates in dwellings and respiratory health: a focus on house dust mites and mould

Davies, M; Ucci, M; McCarthy, M; Oreszczyn, T; Ridley, I; Mumovic, D; Singh, J; (2004) A review of evidence linking ventilation rates in dwellings and respiratory health: a focus on house dust mites and mould. International Journal of Ventilation , 3 (2) pp. 155-168. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper reviews the literature for evidence of links between ventilation rates in dwellings and moisture related respiratory health with a particular focus on house dust mites (HDM) and fungal growth. There is general consensus that a link exists between ventilation rates in dwellings and respiratory hazards (for example HDM). There is also general consensus of a link between these respiratory hazards and respiratory problems, but it is not clear to what extent hazards cause ill-health. Most existing data are inadequate for conclusions to be drawn whether ventilation rates directly cause respiratory problems. We discuss the many difficulties in attempting to establish these relationships, and suggest the need for larger studies.

Type: Article
Title: A review of evidence linking ventilation rates in dwellings and respiratory health: a focus on house dust mites and mould
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Additional information: Imported via OAI, 7:29:01 25th Nov 2006
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Behavioural Science and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2256
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