Indoor air pollution and respiratory function on primary school students in West Jakarta, Indonesia

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Abstract

Background: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between air pollutant exposure, i.e., Particulate Matter (PM2,5), and the numbers of airborne bacterial colonies inside the classroom to the respiratory symptoms of three primary school children in West Jakarta. Methods: We did a quantitative study with a cross-sectional design using variables, i.e., age, sex, physical activity, nutritional status, students’ density, ventilation, classroom temperature, and classroom humidity. We used Haz-Dust EPAM 5000 to measure PM2,5,MAS 100 NT to calculate the total bacterial colony, spirometry to measure the respiratory capacity, and questionnaire to measure other related variables. Results: We found a significant relationship between PM2,5concentration with respiratory symptoms, however, there was no significant relationship between the total number of airborne bacterial colonies with respiratory symptoms. Conclusion: Based on our results, we conclude that there was a significant relationship between the PM2,5 concentration and obstructive pulmonary symptoms and there was no significant relationship between the numbers of the bacterial colonies with pulmonary symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-195
Number of pages6
JournalOpen Public Health Journal
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Airborne bacterial colony
  • Children
  • PM
  • Primary school
  • Respiratory function
  • West Jakarta

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