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

Davies, M. and Ucci, M. and McCarthy, M. and Oreszczyn, T. and Ridley, I. and Mumovic, D. and Singh, J. and Pretlove, S. (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. ISSN 1473-3315

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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.

Keywords:Review, Ventilation rates, Respiratory Health, House Dust Mites, Mould, Relative Humidity
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C220 Mycology
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K210 Building Technology
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K130 Architectural Technology
C Biological Sciences > C340 Entomology
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Design)
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Deposited On:06 Apr 2017 11:03

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