publication . Article . 2013

Health benefits of particle filtration

Fisk, William J.;
Open Access
  • Published: 21 Mar 2013 Journal: Indoor Air, volume 23, pages 357-368 (issn: 0905-6947, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: Algeria
Abstract
The evidence of health benefits of particle filtration in homes and commercial buildings is reviewed. Prior reviews of papers published before 2000 are summarized. The results of 16 more recent intervention studies are compiled and analyzed. Also reviewed are four studies that modeled health benefits of using filtration to reduce indoor exposures to particles from outdoors. Prior reviews generally concluded that particle filtration is, at best, a source of small improvements in allergy and asthma health effects; however, many early studies had weak designs. A majority of recent intervention studies employed strong designs and more of these studies report statist...
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free text keywords: Earth Sciences, air cleaning, allergy, asthma, filtration, particle, health, Environmental Engineering, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Building and Construction
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