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Effects of Indoor Air Purifiers on Children with Asthma

Lee GH, Kim JH, Kim S, Lee S, Lim DH

PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of air purifiers on the concentrations of indoor air pollutants and on asthma control in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this randomized crossover trial, daily use...
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Asia Pacific Association of Allergy Asthma and Clinical Immunology White Paper 2020 on climate change, air pollution, and biodiversity in Asia-Pacific and impact on allergic diseases

Pawankar R, Wang JY, Wang IJ, Thien F, Chang YS, Latiff AH, Fujisawa T, Zhang L, Thong BY, Chatchatee P, Leung TF, Kamchaisatian W, Rengganis , Yoon HJ, Munkhbayarlakh S, Recto MT, Neo AG, Le Pham D, Lan LT, Davies JM, Oh JW

Air pollution, climate change, and reduced biodiversity are major threats to human health with detrimental effects on a variety of chronic noncommunicable diseases in particular respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. The...
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Inhalation risk assessment of naphthalene emitted from deodorant balls in public toilets

Jung Y, Kim PG, Kwon JH

The inhalation of naphthalene used as deodorant balls in public toilets could be an important cancer risk factor. The atmospheric concentration of naphthalene in public toilets (C(in)) was estimated both...
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Effect of Exposure to 2.5 μm Indoor Particulate Matter on Adult Lung Function in Jakarta

Pramitha E, Haryanto B

OBJECTIVES: Lung function impairment due to exposure to indoor air pollution of particulate matter size 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) is not well documented in Jakarta. METHODS: To assess whether there is an...
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The impact of indoor air pollution on asthma

Park DW, Kim SH, Yoon HJ

Asthma is a common, chronic respiratory disease which is a serious issue for healthcare worldwide. When treating asthma, the main therapeutic goals are to achieve good control of symptoms and...
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Arabidopsis thaliana as Bioindicator of Fungal VOCs in Indoor Air

Lee S, Hung R, Yin G, Klich MA, Grimm C, Bennett JW

In this paper, we demonstrate the ability of Arabidopsis thaliana to detect different mixtures of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by the common indoor fungus, Aspergillus versicolor, and demonstrate the...
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Occupational Lead Exposure from Indoor Firing Ranges in Korea

Park WJ, Lee SH, Lee SH, Yoon HS, Moon JD

Military personnel often use ammunitions that contain lead. The present study aimed to identify the risks for lead exposure and lead poisoning among workers at indoor firing ranges. A special...
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Epizootiological characteristics of viable bacteria and fungi in indoor air from porcine, chicken, or bovine husbandry confinement buildings

Roque K, Lim GD, Jo JH, Shin KM, Song ES, Gautam R, Kim CY, Lee K, Shin S, Yoo HS, Heo Y, Kim HA

Microorganisms found in bioaerosols from animal confinement buildings not only foster the risk of spreading diseases among livestock buildings, but also pose health hazards to farm workers and nearby residents....
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Indoor air pollutants and atopic dermatitis in socioeconomically disadvantaged children

Seo SC, Kang IS, Lim SG, Choung JT, Yoo Y

PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to examine indoor concentrations of air pollutants in socioeconomically disadvantaged houses and to investigate relationships between indoor air pollutant levels and the severity...
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Impact of outdoor air pollution on the incidence of tuberculosis in the Seoul metropolitan area, South Korea

Hwang SS, Kang S, Lee JY, Lee JS, Kim HJ, Han SK, Yim JJ

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Although indoor air pollution is a well-known risk factor for tuberculosis (TB), the possible link between outdoor air pollution and TB development has not been examined fully. We assessed...
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Is ambient air pollution another risk factor of tuberculosis?

Kim J

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The Effect of Environmentally Friendly Wallpaper and Flooring Material on Indoor Air Quality and Atopic Dermatitis: A Pilot Study

Na JI, Byun SY, Jeong MY, Park KC, Huh CH

BACKGROUND: Formaldehyde (FA) and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are considered among the main causes of atopic aggravation. Their main sources include wallpapers, paints, adhesives, and flooring materials. OBJECTIVE: To assess...
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House-plant placement for indoor air purification and health benefits on asthmatics

Kim HH, Yang JY, Lee JY, Park JW, Kim KJ, Lim BS, Lee GW, Lee SE, Shin DC, Lim YW

OBJECTIVES: Some plants were placed in indoor locations frequented by asthmatics in order to evaluate the quality of indoor air and examine the health benefits to asthmatics. METHODS: The present study...
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Effect of air purifier on indoor air quality and atopic dermatitis

Park HC, Kim YH, Kim JE, Ko JY, Nam Goung , Lee CM, Kim YS, Ro YS

PURPOSE: High level of indoor air pollutant may cause aggravation of atopic diseases long with various allergic respiratory diseases especially in people who spend mostly of their lives indoors. The...
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Improvement of Atopic Dermatitis Severity after Reducing Indoor Air Pollutants

Kim HO, Kim JH, Cho SI, Chung BY, Ahn IS, Lee CH, Park CW

BACKGROUND: Recent epidemiologic studies have shown that environmental contaminants such as air pollution and tobacco smoke play an important role in the pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis (AD). OBJECTIVE: The aim of...
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Nonspecific Building Related Illnesses

Suh C, Ha EH, Hong YC, Chae YM, Chang KJ, Kim J

  • KMID: 2141459
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2012 Dec;24(4):319-327.
Nonspecific building related illnesses (NBRI) are an array of diverse symptoms related to working in particular buildings. There are numerous contributing factors, including basic factors (temperature, humidity and ventilation) as...
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Effects of Volatile Organic Compounds, and Formaldehyde on Heart Rate Variability among Elderly People in Seoul

Seo JC, Kang MY, Cho SH, Lim YH, Kim JH, Sohn JR, Hong YC

  • KMID: 2141474
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2011 Sep;23(3):253-260.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of volatile organic compounds, and formaldehyde on heart rate variability among elderly people who are vulnerable to ambient...
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The Influence of the Sick House Syndrome on Nasal Mucosa and Nasal Symptoms

Park CH, Ko YG, Lee JH, Hong SM, Lee JW

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Concerns about the quality of indoor air have increased recently. However, there has not been any significant research conducted concerning the patterns of histologic and organic changes...
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The Environmental and Educational Management Effects of Atopic Dermatitis in a Seoul Elementary School

Yoon SH, Jeong YC, Choi JH, Baek HS, Oh JW, Ahn DH, Lee HB

  • KMID: 2315154
  • Pediatr Allergy Respir Dis.
  • 2011 Dec;21(4):285-293.
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to address a school-based program to properly manage atopic dermatitis in school children. METHODS: A modified Korean version of written questionnaires from the International Study of...
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Indoor Air Quality for Allergy Prevention

Chu S, Song J

  • KMID: 1489490
  • Pediatr Allergy Respir Dis.
  • 2010 Jun;20(2):93-99.
We are all becoming increasingly aware of allergies and the problems that they represent in the daily lives of many people. The heightened pubic interest and awareness is in the...
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