Each month we publish a newsletter titled IAQ Website of the Month. The excerpt below was originally published in the May 2009 newsletter.
We care about the indoor environment because it impacts our health. How it exactly affects human health is explored widely by research published in journals.
There are several websites that let you search journal articles. This month’s featured website is special because it searches free journal articles.
PubMed Central is a free digital archive of full-text journal articles that is maintained by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. According to their website, “PubMed Central aims to fill the role of a world class library in the digital age… The value of PubMed Central, in addition to its role as an archive, lies in what can be done when data from diverse sources is stored in a common format in a single repository.”
A quick search for “indoor air quality” yields 441 full articles coming from medical association journals, public health journals and more. Some of the journal articles provide very basic information on indoor air quality (click to read example) and others provide advanced information like this article on controlling ashtma triggers with air cleaners.
To visit this month’s featured website, click PubMed Central.
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