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Activity Number: 592
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics and the Environment
Abstract - #308910
Title: Examining the Effectiveness of a Pollution-Targeted Environmental Intervention on Improving Health
Author(s): Amber J. Hackstadt*+ and Roger D. Peng
Companies: Johns Hopkins University-Bloomburg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins University
Keywords: Air Pollution ; Causal Effect ; Environmental Intervention ; Asthma

We examine the relationship between an environmental intervention, indoor air pollution, and asthma symptoms of children using the Particulate Reduction Education in City Homes (PREACH) study. The study involved a randomized trial where inner city households with smokers and asthmatic children were randomly assigned an intervention in which air filters were introduced into the living room and children's bedroom. Causal inference techniques are used to estimate the effect of reducing indoor air pollution on asthma symptoms.

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