New Study: "Impact of LEED-Certified Affordable Housing on Asthma in the South Bronx"
- Decreases in continuous daily respiratory symptoms
- Decreases in asthma symptoms disrupting sleep
- Decreases in urgent visits to a healthcare professional for asthma
- Fewer days with asthma symptoms; asthma episodes; days of work, school, or daycare missed; and emergency department visits
- Education changes from pretest to posttest included increased knowledge about dust mites, roaches, mold, and chemical irritants
- Common behavioral changes included using hypoallergenic mattress covers, using green cleaning products, and eliminating bedroom carpet
The residents were educated in healthy living and monitired for 18 months after moving in. For more on the published study, click here.
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