Dampness in buildings and health. Dampness at home as a risk factor for symptoms among 10 851 Swedish children (DBH-Step 1)

Carl-Gustaf Bornehag, Jan Sundell, L. Hagerhed, S. Janson

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Abstract

With the overall aim of identifying health-relevant exposures in "damp" buildings, an interdisciplinary epidemiological study started in Sweden in 1999, namely "Dampness in Buildings and Health" (DBH). The first step of the study (carried out during spring 2000) included a cross-sectional questionnaire study on 14 077 children (1-6 years) focusing on their health and their home environment. There were strong and consistent associations between different "dampness"-indicators and symptoms among children. The combination of floor moisture problems and PVC as flooring material significantly increased the risk for symptoms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Indoor Air 2002
Publication date2002
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event9th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: 30 Jun 20025 Jul 2002
Conference number: 9
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Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Number9
CountryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA
Period30/06/200205/07/2002
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Bornehag, C-G., Sundell, J., Hagerhed, L., & Janson, S. (2002). Dampness in buildings and health. Dampness at home as a risk factor for symptoms among 10 851 Swedish children (DBH-Step 1). In Proceedings of Indoor Air 2002