Navigation Links
'Green' homes save money but can trap air pollution indoors
Date:2/21/2013

et or on the soft furniture. If someone walks on the carpet or sits on the couch, they end up getting this kind of personal exposure," he said, "and with little ventilation in homes today, that pollution has nowhere to go, so it settles into our lungs."

To see just how much air pollution we may be exposed to in our homes, Rabinovitch conducted a study in which he asked school children to carry air monitors with them for several weeks. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, those monitors collected air samples in the children's homes and as they walked to and from school. Samples were also collected as the children played outside, and as they studied in the classroom.

After analyzing the data, Dr. Rabinovitch found that air quality was worst where you might expect it least.

"For many of these kids, the amount of air pollution that they were being exposed to was often higher inside the home than outside the home," he said.

That doesn't surprise Hope Duncan. Her 13-year-old son, Jack, suffered a near-fatal asthma attack in 2008, and since then, Duncan says she has learned a lot about triggers that are hidden around her home.

"They can be anywhere," said Duncan. "You never know what's underneath the carpet that has accumulated from pets or from water damage. There may be things in the couch or behind the walls that you simply don't know about," she said.

Because of that, Duncan and her family take strict precautions to protect her son. "We change our air filter often, and vacuum and dust constantly," she said. The Duncans have also installed an air purifier in Jack's room and insist that he shower each night before he goes to bed, instead of in the morning, like many people do.

"He spends most of his time in his room, and at least nine hours a night sleeping in there," said Duncan. "After spending the day outside, collecting all these allergens in his hair and on his body, we just want to make
'/>"/>

Contact: Adam Dormuth
dormutha@njhealth.org
303-398-1082
MediaSource
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Delaware County Brings Green Solution: Textile recycling for Residents with Community Recycling
2. £12.9 million investment promises stronger, greener UK
3. “Green” Physical Therapy Facility Now Open In New Jersey
4. Want Some Green Tea With Your Yoga?
5. The Best New Trends in "Green" Products
6. Ruben Rives, H2Only Renewable Cleaning, to Speak at MiaGreen Expo
7. Family Care Center Medemerge in Greenbrook, NJ, Releases New Video About Services
8. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Offers Tips With New SaferCar.gov Recommendations
9. 02 Hurricane announces product sales to Raytheon as aerospace giant eliminates canned air for green and sustainable canless air system
10. MXI Corp Top Ambassador Adam Paul Green Adds Pizzazz to Workweek with ‘Thrilling Thursday’ Weekly Updates, Offering Xocai Distributors the Opportunity to Stay Up-to-Date
11. Greenix Pest Control, a Green Pest Control Company, Wins Angie's List Coveted Super Service Award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 According to Macmillan Cancer Support ... conference held in Birmingham, England last June, “More than ... disease recur”. This only goes to show how tremendously ... struggling to fight its grueling series of treatments. In ... journey through breast cancer is featured in the compelling ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... August 29, 2014 Today, Fecbek, a well-known ... series of super quality female boots. The new items are ... the knee, and snow boots. All these products are nice-looking ... great discounts to all its clients. , A boot is ... Most boots mainly cover the foot and the ankle and ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 In short, minimally invasive ... Scott Katzman of Orthopedic and Laser Spine Surgery ... perform repairs. Problems with the discs, nerves and ... number of treatment needs that can be offered from ... an advantageously small incision and intervention that exposes the ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 First Choice ... facility at 7am today. The new facility is located 1501 ... “Our team is pleased to be a part of First ... forward to continuing to deliver high quality emergency medical care ... Director of First Choice Emergency Room Pflugerville – FM 685. ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Today, Progene reaches another milestone as the only testosterone ... healthcare network , but also with enrolled providers nationwide who ... few weeks ago. Today, we’re now recommended by healthcare ... , The network adds an unprecedented level of service to ... and after they make a purchase -- with the best ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Lisa Grimaldi Shares Her Fashionable Journey through Breast Cancer 2Health News:Nice Boots for Sale at Fecbek.com 2Health News:Advancements in Spine Surgery Offered by this Modern Florida Surgery Group are Cutting Out Historically Demanding Recovery Times 2Health News:First Choice Emergency Room Opens New Facility in Pflugerville, Texas 2Health News:Progene Is Doctor Recommended Nationwide 2Health News:Progene Is Doctor Recommended Nationwide 3
... Lake Chamber host roundtable discussion as part of national ... Campaign for an American Solution, ... met with Utah small business owners at a,roundtable discussion on health ... part of the health insurance industry,s Campaign for,an American Solution, a ...
... Aug. 27 The National Labor,Relations Board issued ... from the Easton facility had filed a series ... threatening,retaliating against workers, and attempting to bribe workers ... real improvements. They,re,trying to buy us off by ...
... NEW YORK, Aug. 27 According to the Fluoride,Action ... parties to restore,scientific integrity to the Centers for Disease ... continued unscientific support for,water fluoridation., "The simplest and ... is,for both Democrats and Republicans to put a commitment ...
... 30, ... 2008, COPENHAGEN, August 27 ... June 30, 2008.,During this period, Genmab reported the following results:, Genmab,s revenues ... the same period of 2007, Genmab recognized revenues of DKK,280 million (USD 59 ...
... at Florida Hospital will be Model for Pediatric ... ... from,Florida Hospital today revealed new details about their visionary plans to,shape ... on children,s health throughout Central Florida and be a,model for pediatric ...
... treatment for diabetes , , WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- ... into insulin-producing beta cells, a feat they call an "extreme ... treatment or even a cure for both type 1 and ... insulin production or uptake. , The process, reported online Aug. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Health Insurance Industry Listens to Health Care Concerns of Utah Small Business Owners 2Health News:Health Insurance Industry Listens to Health Care Concerns of Utah Small Business Owners 3Health News:Carlyle-ManorCare Facing New Federal Charges for Breaking the Law: Interrogating, Threatening, Retaliating Against Nursing Home Workers for Trying to Form a Union 2Health News:Both Parties Need Planks to Restore Scientific Integrity at the CDC 2Health News:Genmab Announces 2008 First Half Year Results 2Health News:Genmab Announces 2008 First Half Year Results 3Health News:Genmab Announces 2008 First Half Year Results 4Health News:Genmab Announces 2008 First Half Year Results 5Health News:Florida Hospital Unveils New Details, Name for 'Children's Hospital of the Future' 2Health News:Florida Hospital Unveils New Details, Name for 'Children's Hospital of the Future' 3Health News:Florida Hospital Unveils New Details, Name for 'Children's Hospital of the Future' 4Health News:Florida Hospital Unveils New Details, Name for 'Children's Hospital of the Future' 5Health News:Pancreatic Cells Turned Into Insulin-Producing Beta Cells 2Health News:Pancreatic Cells Turned Into Insulin-Producing Beta Cells 3
(Date:8/29/2014)... Mass. , Aug. 29, ... PHG AEX: ... the  European Society of Cardiology ... is highlighting the full range of its cardiology solutions serving ... care continuum from prevention and diagnosis, ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research ... North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market ... North America Aesthetic Lasers and ... GlobalData,s new report, "North America Aesthetic Lasers ... key market data on the North America Aesthetic ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Long, P.A.: , Do you, or did you, ... , Did you purchase your shares before September 10, 2013, ... , Did you lose money in your investment in Lannett ... rights? Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. , ... , announces that a complaint has been filed in the United ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Philips Spotlights New Cardiology Solutions and Unveils Ultrasound Technology at European Society of Cardiology Congress 2014 2Philips Spotlights New Cardiology Solutions and Unveils Ultrasound Technology at European Society of Cardiology Congress 2014 3Philips Spotlights New Cardiology Solutions and Unveils Ultrasound Technology at European Society of Cardiology Congress 2014 4Philips Spotlights New Cardiology Solutions and Unveils Ultrasound Technology at European Society of Cardiology Congress 2014 5North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 2North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 3North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 4North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 5North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 6North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 7North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 8North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 9North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 10North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 11North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 12North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 13North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 14North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 15North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 16Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces A Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Lannett Company, Inc. 2Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces A Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Lannett Company, Inc. 3
... ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. ("RPS" or the "Company"), ... to the bio-pharmaceutical industry, is pleased to announce its ... September 30, 2009. These statements include unaudited comparative ... ended September 30, 2008. , In addition, RPS announces ...
... 13 /PRNewswire/ Millar Instruments, Inc., developer and manufacturer ... systems, and Transonic Systems, Inc., global leader in ... devices, today announce a new distribution partnership. , ... in the field of physiological measurements, Transonic Systems ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Unaudited Quarterly Report for the Period Ended September 30, 2009 2ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Unaudited Quarterly Report for the Period Ended September 30, 2009 3ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Unaudited Quarterly Report for the Period Ended September 30, 2009 4ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Unaudited Quarterly Report for the Period Ended September 30, 2009 5ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Unaudited Quarterly Report for the Period Ended September 30, 2009 6ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Unaudited Quarterly Report for the Period Ended September 30, 2009 7ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Unaudited Quarterly Report for the Period Ended September 30, 2009 8ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Unaudited Quarterly Report for the Period Ended September 30, 2009 9ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Unaudited Quarterly Report for the Period Ended September 30, 2009 10ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Unaudited Quarterly Report for the Period Ended September 30, 2009 11Millar Instruments and Transonic Systems, Suppliers of Gold Standard Pressure and Flow Products, Enter Into Mutual Distribution Agreement 2
The ACE Alera clinical chemistry system serves a wide variety of chemistry diagnostic needs with the power of a large floor model analyzer in an easily integrated and economizing compact footprint of...
... looking for a traditional ECG ... with electronic storage features, the ... of both worlds. It maintains ... of the Atria 3000 and ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: