Each month we publish a newsletter titled IAQ Website of the Month. The excerpt below was originally published in the November 2012 newsletter.
I love reading journal articles to stay abreast of indoor air quality (IAQ) research. What I don’t like is paying high subscription fees to access those journal articles. An exciting movement in scientific publishing is open access where authors pay for the journal’s operating costs by submitting publication fees. Open access journals then make their articles freely available to the public through their website.
This month I’m featuring an open access journal titled “Environmental Health” (not to be confused with “Environmental Health Perspectives” another open access journal which I featured in my newsletter several years ago). Environmental health is a broad field, so many articles don’t directly apply to indoor air quality. Nevertheless, you’ll find some great IAQ articles in the journal.
I picked 10 free articles that I though might interest you:
- A study of indoor carbon dioxide levels and sick leave among office workers
- Association of residential dampness and mold with respiratory tract infections and bronchitis: a meta-analysis
- Quantitative assessment of airborne exposures generated during common cleaning tasks: a pilot study
- Modeling the airborne survival of influenza virus in a residential setting: the impacts of home humidification
- Control of asthma triggers in indoor air with air cleaners: a modeling analysis
- Personal endotoxin exposure in a panel study of school children with asthma
- Pesticides in house dust from urban and farmworker households in California: an observational measurement study
- Knowns and unknowns on burden of disease due to chemicals: a systematic review
- Exposure to animals and the risk of allergic asthma: a population-based cross-sectional study in Finnish and Russian children
- A measure for quantifying the impact of housing quality on respiratory health: a cross-sectional study
Of course, Environmental Health allows you to search all of their articles if there is a specific topic of interest to you.
To visit this month’s featured website, click on: Environmental Health Journal.
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