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Colorado Study Investigates Relationships Between Home Ventilation Rates and Respiratory Health

As societies adopt green building practices to reduce energy expenditures and emissions that contribute to climate change, it is important to consider how such building design changes influence health. These practices typically focus on reducing air exchange rates between the building interior and the outdoor environment to minimize energy loss, the health effects of which are not well characterized. This study aims to evaluate the relationship between air exchange rates and respiratory health in a multi-ethnic population living in low-income, urban homes.

This is the abstract for a new study including Dr. Elizabeth Carlton, Ms. Kelsey Barton, Dr. Lee Newman and Dr. John Adgate, in the Colorado School of Public Health department of environmental and occupational health.

See the full study in Science Direct.