Kulshreshtha, P., Khare, M., & Seetharaman, P. (2008). Indoor air quality assessment in and
around urban slums of Delhi city, India.
Indoor Air, 18
This article investigates the indoor air quality and associated health effects on the occupants
living in inadequately designed houses with poor ventilation. An experiment was conducted to
find the season of the year in which children, men and women were most vulnerable to
respiratory problems. The researchers monitored indoor air pollutants throughout the year and
spirometry tests were taken on the occupants. The pollutants include: carbon dioxide, carbon
monoxide, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide. The study was conducted in one of the urban
slums in Delhi, the capital city of India. It was concluded that children and women who lived in
these poorly ventilated houses are most vulnerable to respiratory problems from indoor air
pollution. Another observation was that a maximum concentration of indoor air pollutants in
households was in winter.
Kumar, R., Nagar, J., Kumar, H., Kushwah, A., Meena, M., Kumar, P., Raj, N., Singhal, M., &
Gaur, S. (2007). Association of indoor and outdoor air pollutant level with respiratory
problems among children in an industrial area of Delhi, India.
Archives of Environmental
and Occupational Health, 62
This article ensures readers that the health of children is being affected by air pollution. It proves