Asthma and Indoor Air Quality

Have you been involved or used HVAC and duct cleaning on any of your test homes to reduce the amount of air born particulate to help reduce the irratants that can trigger asthma? If so do you have any current findings?

From Shawn Blackshear, IHS: No, we have not in our program as most of the homes typically either do not have HVAC systems or are not operational. Many homes have wood burning stoves for heat and window units for cooling.

From Shawn Blackshear, IHS: Additionally, Yakama Nation Housing Authority has an HVAC cleaning machine that they have used in tribal housing.