Air Research & Scientific Studies

Air Science Reading Material

The links below provide further reading material on the importance of clean air, the cited health benefits of probiotic bacteria, the potential health risks associated with air pollutants, and information on air related allergies and illnesses.

1. Volatile Organic Compounds' Impact on Indoor Air Quality
https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/volatile-organic-compounds-impact-indoor-air-quality

2. Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) Article
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2796751/

3. The National Human Activity Pattern Survey (NHAPS): A Resource for Assessing Exposure to Environmental Pollutants
https://indoor.lbl.gov/sites/all/files/lbnl-47713.pdf

4. AllergyUK
https://www.allergyuk.org/information-and-advice/statistics

5. Asthma Information
https://www.aafa.org/allergic-asthma/

6. Psychological, Neuropsychological, and Electrocortical Effects of Mixed Mold Exposure
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3200/AEOH.58.8.452-463

7. Mycotoxins: A Major Cause of Many Chronic Illnesses
https://www.biolab.co.uk/docs/mycotoxins_ds.pdf

8. Indoor Mold, Toxigenic Fungi, and Stachybotrys Chartarum: Infectious Disease Perspective
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC145304/

9. Effects of Toxic Exposure to Molds and Mycotoxins in Building-Related Illnesses
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00039896.2003.11879140

10. The Quality of Air Outside and Inside the Home: Associations with Emotional and Behavioural Problem Scores in Early Childhood
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30987624

11. Growing Up in Air-Polluted Areas Linked to Mental Health Issues
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/aug/20/growing-up-in-air-polluted-areas-linked-to-mental-health-issues

12. Are Noise and Air Pollution Related to the Incidence of Dementia?
https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/8/9/e022404

13. Air Pollution Can Cause Cancer, says World Health Organisation
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/17/air-pollution-causes-cancer-world-health-organisation-who

14. Environmental Pollution is Associated with Increased Risk of Psychiatric Disorders in the US and Denmark
https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.3000353

15. Exploration of Air Pollution and Mental Health Problems
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016517811830800X

16. The Relation Between Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Asthma
https://www.aafa.org/secondhand-smoke-environmental-tobacco-asthma/

17.  Government Launches World Leading Plan to Tackle Air Pollution
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-launches-world-leading-plan-to-tackle-air-pollution

18. Chemical Exposure and Asthma in Children
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20059582

19. Breathe Easier: Dealing with Bad Air Quality
https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2018/09/breathe-easier

20. Environmental Probiotics: Creating Healthy Indoor Workspaces
https://ohsonline.com/Articles/2018/10/01/Environmental-Probiotics

21. How 'Good' Bacteria Boost the Immune System
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100614171907.htm

22. NHS: Probiotics
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/probiotics/

23. Probiotics and Your Health: FAQ
https://probiotics.org/#benefit-your-health

24. US Consumer Product Safety Commission: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality
https://www.cpsc.gov/Safety-Education/Safety-Guides/Home/The-Inside-Story-A-Guide-to-Indoor-Air-Quality/

25. Air Pollution and Noncommunicable Diseases
https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(18)32723-5/fulltext

26. Air Pollution: Wood Burning Stoves
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/01/avoid-using-wood-burning-stoves-if-possible-warn-health-experts

27. Cognitive Function and Carbon Dioxide, Ventilation,
and Volatile Organic Compound Exposures in Office Environments
https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/pdf/10.1289/ehp.1510037

28. Medicinal Smoke Reduces Airborne Bacteria
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17913417/

29. Associations of Cognitive Function Scores with Carbon Dioxide, Ventilation, and Volatile Organic Compound Exposures in Office Workers: A Controlled Exposure Study of Green and Conventional Office Environments
https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/10.1289/ehp.1510037

30. Air Pollution and Noncommunicable Diseases
https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(18)32723-5/fulltext

31. Do we need to worry about air quality in Britain
https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/do-we-need-to-worry-about-air-quality-in-britain-

32. Nearly half of UK homes have high indoor air pollution - new report
https://www.cleanairday.org.uk/news-stories/nearly-half-of-uk-homes-have-high-indoor-air-pollution-new-report

33. Indoor air pollution 3.5 times worse than outdoor air pollution
https://www.cleanairday.org.uk/news-stories/revealed-indoor-air-pollution-3-5-times-worse-than-outdoor-air-pollution

34. The inside story: Health effects of indoor air quality on children and young people
https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/inside-story-health-effects-indoor-air-quality-children-young-people

35. Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution
https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/outputs/every-breath-we-take-lifelong-impact-air-pollution

36. Air pollution and COVID-19 mortality in the United States: Strengths and limitations of an ecological regression analysis
https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/covid-pm

37. Air pollution linked to far higher Covid-19 death rates, study finds
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/07/air-pollution-linked-to-far-higher-covid-19-death-rates-study-finds

38. Can atmospheric pollution be considered a co-factor in extremely high level of SARS-CoV-2 lethality in Northern Italy?
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749120320601

39. Air Pollution and the Novel Covid-19 Disease: a Putative Disease Risk Factor
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7156797/#CR6

40. Air cleaning should become standard practice after pandemic says BESA
https://www.fmj.co.uk/air-cleaning-should-become-standard-practice-after-pandemic-says-besa/

41. Islington primary school hopes to become first ever 'clean air' state school in the UK
https://www.standard.co.uk/futurelondon/cleanair/clean-air-toxic-air-hugh-myddelton-primary-school-richard-greenwood-ceo-at-radic8-a4177041.html

42. Radic8 Q&A: air sterilisation steps up in the fight against Covid-19
https://www.medicaldevice-network.com/features/radic8-covid-19/

43. How to buy the best air purifier
https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/air-purifiers/article/how-to-buy-the-best-air-purifier 

44. What is a HEPA filter?
https://monmouthscientific.co.uk/what-is-a-hepa-filter/