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dc.contributor.authorLoo, CKJ
dc.contributor.authorFoty, RG
dc.contributor.authorWheeler, AJ
dc.contributor.authorMiller, JD
dc.contributor.authorEvans, G
dc.contributor.authorStieb, DM
dc.contributor.authorDell, SD
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-21T01:28:21Z
dc.date.available2020-12-21T01:28:21Z
dc.date.issued2010-08-01
dc.identifierpii: ijerph7083270
dc.identifier.citationLoo, C. K. J., Foty, R. G., Wheeler, A. J., Miller, J. D., Evans, G., Stieb, D. M. & Dell, S. D. (2010). Do Questions Reflecting Indoor Air Pollutant Exposure from a Questionnaire Predict Direct Measure of Exposure in Owner-Occupied Houses?. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, 7 (8), pp.3270-3297. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph7083270.
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/256525
dc.description.abstractHome characteristic questions are used in epidemiological studies and clinical settings to assess potentially harmful exposures in the home. The objective of this study was to determine whether questionnaire-reported home characteristics can predict directly measured pollutants. Sixty home inspections were conducted on a subsample of the 2006 population-based Toronto Child Health Evaluation Questionnaire. Indoor/outdoor air and settled dust samples were analyzed. Mean Fel d 1 was higher (p < 0.0001) in homes with a cat (450.58 μg/g) versus without (22.28 μg/g). Mean indoor NO(2) was higher (p = 0.003) in homes with gas stoves (14.98 ppb) versus without (8.31 ppb). Self-reported musty odours predicted higher glucan levels (10554.37 μg/g versus 6308.58 μg/g, p = 0.0077). Der f 1 was predicted by the home's age, but not by reports of carpets, and was higher in homes with mean relative humidity > 50% (61.30 μg/g, versus 6.24 μg/g, p = 0.002). Self-reported presence of a cat, a gas stove, musty odours, mice, and the home's age and indoor relative humidity over 50% predicted measured indoor levels of cat allergens, NO(2), fungal glucan, mouse allergens and dust mite allergens, respectively. These results are helpful for understanding the significance of indoor exposures ascertained by self-reporting in large epidemiological studies and also in the clinical setting.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.titleDo Questions Reflecting Indoor Air Pollutant Exposure from a Questionnaire Predict Direct Measure of Exposure in Owner-Occupied Houses?
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph7083270
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne School of Population and Global Health
melbourne.source.titleInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
melbourne.source.volume7
melbourne.source.issue8
melbourne.source.pages3270-3297
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1222636
melbourne.contributor.authorWheeler, Amanda
dc.identifier.eissn1660-4601
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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