The respiratory health effects of nitrogen dioxide in children with asthma

1 August 2011

J. Gillespie-Bennett, N. Pierse, K. Wickens, J. Crane, P. Howden-Chapman, and the Housing Heating and Health Study Research Team
European Respiratory Journal, 38, 303-309. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00115409

There is growing evidence that asthma symptoms can be aggravated or events triggered by exposure to indoor nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emitted from unflued gas heating.

The impact of NO2 on the respiratory health of children with asthma was explored as a secondary analysis of a randomised community trial, involving 409 households during the winter period in 2006 (June to September).