Discussion on the Characteristics of Preschool Childhood Asthma Recovery in the Short Term

  • Chen HuangEmail author
  • Zhenzhen Xia
  • Li Shen
  • Chanjuan Sun
  • Zhijun Zou
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


Studies have illustrated that 100,000 people around the world die of asthma due to indoor air pollution every year, 35% of whom are children. Indoor air quality is evidently influenced by building characteristics, such as ambient environment and decoration materials. In this paper, we analysed the relationship between building characteristics and the asthma recovery rate among four groups of children who were selected as the participants in a cross-sectional survey during 2011–2012 (Phase I) and a case-control study during 2013–2014 (Phase II) conducted by CCHH (China, Children, Homes, Health) in Shanghai. Pearson’s chi-square was applied to investigate the significance. The results suggested that the asthma recovery rate was approximately 65% for children living near traffic or a waterfront. Because preschool children are still growing, most recovery rates were over 50%. These findings could attract public attention to building characteristics and provide references for protecting children’s health.


Building characteristics Childhood asthma Recovery rate 



This work is financially supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2017YFC0702700), National Natural Science Foundation of China (51708347) and Shanghai Sailing Program (17YF1412800, 18YF1418200). Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in this study and appropriate permissions from residences owner were obtained for our study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Environment and ArchitectureUniversity of Shanghai for Science and TechnologyShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.R&B Technology GroupShanghaiChina

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