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The combined influence of outdoor and indoor pollutants on acute respiratory response of school children in China

Project Overview

Prof Jim Zhang received a grant from Underwriters Laboratories to determine the effects of bedroom air filtration on reducing indoor airborne pollutants, concomitant personal air pollution exposure and asthmatic children’s health.
The study will provide useful information for asthma management at the individual level.If proven helpful in improving health indicators of children with asthma,residential indoor air filtration is a practical way to reduce health and cost burdens in children with asthma.



Department & School

Nicholas School of the Environment



  • Underwriters Laboratories

Project Collaborators

  • Duke University School of Engineering
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University and Shanghai 1st People's Hospital

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