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Researchers at the University of Montana are conducting a study on asthmatic children and their home environments. Their brief description of the study is provided below:

  • We are trying to identify children with asthma or problems with wheezing.
  • We are seeking asthmatic children who live in homes with wood stoves.
  • All participating homes will receive either a new, more efficient wood stove or portable air filtering units.
  • The purpose of the study is to see if a change in indoor air quality improves the health of asthmatic children.
  • Compensation is also offered for participants. Participating children receive $50 per visit for a total of up to $200 over the two winters.
  • It is important for parents to understand that this study is not an attempt to take away people’s wood stoves. Rather, we are trying to identify simple interventions in wood stove homes to improve indoor air quality and children’s health.

For more information, PLEASE CONTACT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE:

Curtis Noonan, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Center for Environmental Health Sciences, University of Montana: (406)243-4957  curtis.noonan@umontana.edu

Nicole Swensgard locally: (907)799-5876  nic_eco@hotmail.com

FDNM columnist Dermot Cole wrote that the Montana researchers are still looking for study participants in “Families with asthmatic kids may qualify for new wood stoves” 2/7/2011.

[Updated on Clean Air Fairbanks 2/7/2011.]

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