Study of Traffic, Air Quality and Respiratory health (STAR)
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Youth (1-18 years, specifically 5-11 years of age)
Nitrogen dioxide (NO2), Household allergens
The STAR study examined the role of exposures to indoor allergens and indoor and outdoor nitrogen dioxide (NO2) on the severity of asthma. The study enrolled approximately 1,400 asthmatic children ages 5-11 years old from urban and suburban Connecticut and Massachusetts between 2006 and 2009. This study led to an intervention trial to test the efficacy of indoor air cleaners in reducing NO2 exposure and improving health in asthmatic children.
Related NIEHS-Funded Projects
Projects listed supported initial development of the epidemiological resource, added study participants, collected additional information or samples from study participants, and/or used samples or datasets derived from the resource.
Indoor Nitrogen Dioxide Exposure and Children with Asthma: An Intervention Trial
Leaderer, Brian P (Contact); Bracken, Michael B; Gent, Janneane Ferguson; Holford, Theodore R
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