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Indoor and outdoor air pollution: tobacco smoke, moulds and diseases in infants and children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17869581     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although outdoor air pollution first brought the issue of air pollution health effects to public attention, it is now indoor air pollution that likely has the greatest impact on children's health. The World Health Organization estimates that the global burden of disease from indoor air pollution is far greater than the burden from outdoor air pollution. This review focuses on two indoor pollutants, one that has been well studied, and another that deserves additional study. There is very strong evidence about the harmful effects of tobacco. Policy to decrease children's tobacco exposure and use should be implemented without delay. The emerging findings linking household inhalation of mould spores and infant pulmonary hemorrhage merit follow-up in other countries, because they may provide clues to some deaths from the sudden infant death syndrome.
Ruth A Etzel
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-09-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of hygiene and environmental health     Volume:  210     ISSN:  1438-4639     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Hyg Environ Health     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-15     Completed Date:  2008-01-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100898843     Medline TA:  Int J Hyg Environ Health     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  611-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, DC, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollution, Indoor / adverse effects*
Hemorrhage / etiology
Lung Diseases / etiology*
Spores, Fungal / pathogenicity*
Tobacco Smoke Pollution / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Tobacco Smoke Pollution

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