Furthermore, there were indications that PVC flooring in the parents’ bedrooms were stronger associated with the new cases of asthma when compared with child's bedroom. This could be an indication that prenatal exposure is of importance.
Soft polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is common flooring material in Swedish homes used in more than 30% of the bedrooms. Soft PVC includes phthalates that normally are released to the surrounding environment. Phthalates is a group of chemicals with suspected endocrine disrupting properties that may impact on several chronic diseases/disorders such as asthma and allergy. The current study was aimed to investigate if PVC-flooring in the home of children in the age of 1-5 years was associated with the development of asthma in 5-year and 10-year follow-up investigations (n=3,228).What have we done?
Publikation; Huan Shu, Bo A. Jönsson, Malin Larsson, Eewa Nånberg and Carl-Gustaf Bornehag 2013. PVC-flooring at home and development of asthma among young children in Sweden, a 10-year follow-up. Indoor Air. Accepted manuscript online: 10 OCT 2013 11:54AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/ina.12074Contact:
Huan Shu, doktorand i SELMA-studien, Karlstad University, firstname.lastname@example.org
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