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Home environment and health: Domestic risk factors for rhinitis, throat symptoms and non-respiratory symptoms among adults across China
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Shanxi Univ, Inst Environm Sci, Taiyuan, Shanxi, Peoples R China.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5174-6668
Shanxi Univ, Inst Environm Sci, Taiyuan, Shanxi, Peoples R China.
Shanxi Univ, Inst Environm Sci, Taiyuan, Shanxi, Peoples R China.
Shanxi Univ, Inst Environm Sci, Taiyuan, Shanxi, Peoples R China.
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2019 (English)In: Science of the Total Environment, ISSN 0048-9697, E-ISSN 1879-1026, Vol. 681, p. 320-330Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Few studies exist from China on associations between home environment and adult health. We studied associations between home environment factors (other than dampness and mould) and rhinitis, throat and dermal symptoms and headache and fatigue among young parents in six cities across China (N = 36,541). They were recruited as parents from day care centers selected randomly and answered a questionnaire on medical symptoms and the home environment. Odds ratios (OR) were calculated by multilevel logistic regression adjusting for gender, atopy, smoking, home size and dampness/mould. Overall, 4.8% had skin symptoms 3.1% rhinitis, 2.8% eye, 4.1% throat symptoms, 3.0% headache and 13.9% had fatigue (all as weekly symptoms). Redecoration was associated with rhinitis, eye and skin symptoms, headache and fatigue. New furniture was associated with eye, throat and skin symptoms and fatigue. Gas cooking was associated with eye and throat symptoms, headache and fatigue. Biomass cooking was associated with eye and throat symptoms and headache. Burning incense was associated with eye, throat and skin symptoms, headache and fatigue. Presence of cockroaches and mosquitos or flies was associated with all six symptoms. Rats or mice were associated with eye and dermal symptoms. Cat keeping was associated with eye symptoms while dog keepers had less fatigue. Living near major roads was associated with rhinitis, eye, throat and skin symptoms and fatigue. Daily cleaning, a mechanical ventilation system in the kitchen or in the bathroom, living in older buildings and living in less urbanized areas were protective factors. In conclusion, urbanization, traffic exhaust, indoor emissions from redecoration and new furniture, gas cooking and air pollution from burning incense and biomass may cause dermal and mucosal symptoms, headache and fatigue among adults in China. Indoor animals (cats, mice/rats, cockroaches) were other risk factors. Daily cleaning, mechanical ventilation and living in older buildings can be protective. 

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ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV , 2019. Vol. 681, p. 320-330
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Home environment, Sick Building Syndrome (SBS), Air pollution, Redecoration, Incense burning, Cockroaches
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Occupational Health and Environmental Health
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-387712DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.05.084ISI: 000469847200030PubMedID: 31121396OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-387712DiVA, id: diva2:1331103
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Swedish Research Council Formas, 348-2011-7402Swedish Research Council, 2017-05845Available from: 2019-06-26 Created: 2019-06-26 Last updated: 2019-12-19Bibliographically approved

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