A Simulation Model Of Building Intervention Impacts On Indoor Environmental Quality, Pediatric Asthma, And Costs

(Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology) The authors used a simulation model to evaluate the impact of building interventions on indoor air quality and pediatric asthma health care use. They found that interventions, such as integrated pest management and repairing kitchen exhaust fans, reduced serious asthma events by 7-12% with 1-3 year payback periods. Weatherization alone led to 20% more serious asthma events, but combining it with repairing kitchen exhaust fans and eliminating indoor sources (such as gas stoves or smokers) mitigated this effect.

Fabian, M., Adamkiewicz G., Stout, N., Sandel, M., Levy, J. (2014) A simulation model of building intervention impacts on indoor environmental quality, pediatric asthma, and costs, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Volume 133, Issue 1, Pages 77-84, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091674913009135

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