Impact on lung function among children exposed to home new surface materials

The seven Northeastern Cities Study in China

Li Wen Hu, Namratha Gurram, Michael S. Bloom, Zhengmin Qian, Steven W. Howard, Juilet Iwelunmor, Mohammed Zeeshan, Shao Lin, Bo Yi Yang, Xiao Wen Zeng, Kang Kang Liu, Qian Sheng Hu, Guang Hui Dong

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

We conducted a cross-sectional study to investigate the associations between recent home renovation exposure and lung function in children. We randomly recruited 7326 school children residing in 24 districts from seven cities in northeastern China. We collected information about home renovations from parents using a questionnaire and lung function measurements from children using spirometer recordings gathered by trained professionals and expressed as the forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC), maximal mid-expiratory flow (MMEF), and peak expiratory flow (PEF). We identified higher odds of diminished lung function among these with home renovation in the previous 2 years compared to those without home renovation in the previous 2 years, for FVC (odds ratios [ORs] = 1.84 [95%CI: 1.58, 2.15]; FEV1: ORs = 2.82 [95%CI: 2.36, 3.36]; PEF: ORs = 1.51 [95%CI: 1.24, 1.83]; and MMEF: ORs = 1.90 [95%CI: 1.60, 2.24]). The associations were stronger among children exposed to new polyvinyl chloride (PVC) flooring compared to children exposed to other surface materials. Our results were consistent throughout the analysis of each type of renovation materials. In conclusion, recent home renovation exposure was associated with poor lung function among children. Strategies to protect home owners and their families from respiratory hazards during and after renovation are required.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)477-486
Number of pages10
JournalIndoor Air
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2019

Fingerprint

China
Lung
Odds Ratio
Vital Capacity
Forced Expiratory Volume
Polyvinyl chlorides
Hazards
Polyvinyl Chloride
Cross-Sectional Studies
Parents

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Cite this

Hu, Li Wen ; Gurram, Namratha ; Bloom, Michael S. ; Qian, Zhengmin ; Howard, Steven W. ; Iwelunmor, Juilet ; Zeeshan, Mohammed ; Lin, Shao ; Yang, Bo Yi ; Zeng, Xiao Wen ; Liu, Kang Kang ; Hu, Qian Sheng ; Dong, Guang Hui. / Impact on lung function among children exposed to home new surface materials : The seven Northeastern Cities Study in China. In: Indoor Air. 2019 ; Vol. 29, No. 3. pp. 477-486.
@article{24e131ca464b4c2db75582a65d3f2c2a,
title = "Impact on lung function among children exposed to home new surface materials: The seven Northeastern Cities Study in China",
abstract = "We conducted a cross-sectional study to investigate the associations between recent home renovation exposure and lung function in children. We randomly recruited 7326 school children residing in 24 districts from seven cities in northeastern China. We collected information about home renovations from parents using a questionnaire and lung function measurements from children using spirometer recordings gathered by trained professionals and expressed as the forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC), maximal mid-expiratory flow (MMEF), and peak expiratory flow (PEF). We identified higher odds of diminished lung function among these with home renovation in the previous 2 years compared to those without home renovation in the previous 2 years, for FVC (odds ratios [ORs] = 1.84 [95{\%}CI: 1.58, 2.15]; FEV1: ORs = 2.82 [95{\%}CI: 2.36, 3.36]; PEF: ORs = 1.51 [95{\%}CI: 1.24, 1.83]; and MMEF: ORs = 1.90 [95{\%}CI: 1.60, 2.24]). The associations were stronger among children exposed to new polyvinyl chloride (PVC) flooring compared to children exposed to other surface materials. Our results were consistent throughout the analysis of each type of renovation materials. In conclusion, recent home renovation exposure was associated with poor lung function among children. Strategies to protect home owners and their families from respiratory hazards during and after renovation are required.",
author = "Hu, {Li Wen} and Namratha Gurram and Bloom, {Michael S.} and Zhengmin Qian and Howard, {Steven W.} and Juilet Iwelunmor and Mohammed Zeeshan and Shao Lin and Yang, {Bo Yi} and Zeng, {Xiao Wen} and Liu, {Kang Kang} and Hu, {Qian Sheng} and Dong, {Guang Hui}",
year = "2019",
month = "5",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1111/ina.12541",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "29",
pages = "477--486",
journal = "Indoor Air",
issn = "0905-6947",
publisher = "Blackwell Munksgaard",
number = "3",

}

Hu, LW, Gurram, N, Bloom, MS, Qian, Z, Howard, SW, Iwelunmor, J, Zeeshan, M, Lin, S, Yang, BY, Zeng, XW, Liu, KK, Hu, QS & Dong, GH 2019, 'Impact on lung function among children exposed to home new surface materials: The seven Northeastern Cities Study in China', Indoor Air, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 477-486. https://doi.org/10.1111/ina.12541

Impact on lung function among children exposed to home new surface materials : The seven Northeastern Cities Study in China. / Hu, Li Wen; Gurram, Namratha; Bloom, Michael S.; Qian, Zhengmin; Howard, Steven W.; Iwelunmor, Juilet; Zeeshan, Mohammed; Lin, Shao; Yang, Bo Yi; Zeng, Xiao Wen; Liu, Kang Kang; Hu, Qian Sheng; Dong, Guang Hui.

In: Indoor Air, Vol. 29, No. 3, 01.05.2019, p. 477-486.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Impact on lung function among children exposed to home new surface materials

T2 - The seven Northeastern Cities Study in China

AU - Hu, Li Wen

AU - Gurram, Namratha

AU - Bloom, Michael S.

AU - Qian, Zhengmin

AU - Howard, Steven W.

AU - Iwelunmor, Juilet

AU - Zeeshan, Mohammed

AU - Lin, Shao

AU - Yang, Bo Yi

AU - Zeng, Xiao Wen

AU - Liu, Kang Kang

AU - Hu, Qian Sheng

AU - Dong, Guang Hui

PY - 2019/5/1

Y1 - 2019/5/1

N2 - We conducted a cross-sectional study to investigate the associations between recent home renovation exposure and lung function in children. We randomly recruited 7326 school children residing in 24 districts from seven cities in northeastern China. We collected information about home renovations from parents using a questionnaire and lung function measurements from children using spirometer recordings gathered by trained professionals and expressed as the forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC), maximal mid-expiratory flow (MMEF), and peak expiratory flow (PEF). We identified higher odds of diminished lung function among these with home renovation in the previous 2 years compared to those without home renovation in the previous 2 years, for FVC (odds ratios [ORs] = 1.84 [95%CI: 1.58, 2.15]; FEV1: ORs = 2.82 [95%CI: 2.36, 3.36]; PEF: ORs = 1.51 [95%CI: 1.24, 1.83]; and MMEF: ORs = 1.90 [95%CI: 1.60, 2.24]). The associations were stronger among children exposed to new polyvinyl chloride (PVC) flooring compared to children exposed to other surface materials. Our results were consistent throughout the analysis of each type of renovation materials. In conclusion, recent home renovation exposure was associated with poor lung function among children. Strategies to protect home owners and their families from respiratory hazards during and after renovation are required.

AB - We conducted a cross-sectional study to investigate the associations between recent home renovation exposure and lung function in children. We randomly recruited 7326 school children residing in 24 districts from seven cities in northeastern China. We collected information about home renovations from parents using a questionnaire and lung function measurements from children using spirometer recordings gathered by trained professionals and expressed as the forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC), maximal mid-expiratory flow (MMEF), and peak expiratory flow (PEF). We identified higher odds of diminished lung function among these with home renovation in the previous 2 years compared to those without home renovation in the previous 2 years, for FVC (odds ratios [ORs] = 1.84 [95%CI: 1.58, 2.15]; FEV1: ORs = 2.82 [95%CI: 2.36, 3.36]; PEF: ORs = 1.51 [95%CI: 1.24, 1.83]; and MMEF: ORs = 1.90 [95%CI: 1.60, 2.24]). The associations were stronger among children exposed to new polyvinyl chloride (PVC) flooring compared to children exposed to other surface materials. Our results were consistent throughout the analysis of each type of renovation materials. In conclusion, recent home renovation exposure was associated with poor lung function among children. Strategies to protect home owners and their families from respiratory hazards during and after renovation are required.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85062336813&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85062336813&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/ina.12541

DO - 10.1111/ina.12541

M3 - Article

VL - 29

SP - 477

EP - 486

JO - Indoor Air

JF - Indoor Air

SN - 0905-6947

IS - 3

ER -