Research Materials

I. Background research: list of projects relevant to the SINPHONIE project

Project Acronym

Project full title



Health Effects of Schools Environment


European Indoor Air Monitoring and Exposure Assessment Project



School environment and respiratory health of children



Binnenlucht in Basisscholen (IAQ in Belgium schools)

Indoor Air Pollution in Schools

EFA project: Indoor Air Pollution in Schools


The health and the air we breathe


Health Effects of Indoor Pollutants: Integrating microbial, toxicological and epidemiological approaches


Interventions on Health Effects of School Environment


Building Materials Prioritization as indoor pollution Sources


Observatory of indoor air quality, “De l’air pour nos enfants” (Air for our children) (see programme ENFANTS)




(1) Viegi G, et al. Indoor air pollution and airway disease. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2004; 8:1401.

(2) Geller RJ, et al. Safe and healthy school environments. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2007;54:351.

(3) European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients Associations (EFA). Indoor air pollution in schools, Helsinki 2002.

(4) Norback D, Sestini P, Elfman L, Wieslander G, Sigsgaard T, Canciani M, Ciarliegio G, Annesi-Maesano I, Nystad W and Viegi, G. Health effects of the school environment (HESE): Indoor environment in primary schools in Italy, France, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, Healthy Buildings HB 2006, Lisboa.

(5) Ciarleglio G, Norback D, Wieslander G, Sigsgaard T, Bønløkke J, , Annesi-Maesano I, Canciani M, Cossettini M, Nystad W, Nafstad P, Simoni M, Viegi G, Sestini P. Subjective and objective measurement of air quality in European schools. Eur Respir J 2006, 28:696s.

(6) Ciarleglio G, Norback,Wieslander G, Sigsgaard G, Bønløkke J, IsabellaAnnesi-Maesano, Canciani M, Nystad W, Simoni M, Viegi G, Sestini P. Preparedness of European schools to cope with asthmatic children Eur Respir J. 2006, 28:397s.

(7) Simoni M, I. Annesi-Maesano, T. Sigsgaard, D. Norback, G. Wieslander, W. Lystad, M. Canciani, G. Viegi, P. Sestini. Relationships between school indoor environment and respiratory health in children of five European countries (HESE Study) Eur Respir J 2006, 28:837s.

(8) Simoni M, Annesi-Maesano I, Sigsgaard T,  Norback D, Wieslander G, Nystad W, Canciani M, Viegi G, Sestini P. School air quality related to dry cough, rhinitis, and nasal patency  in children. ERJ 2009, [in press].

(9) Rudnai P, Varró MJ, Mácsik A, Szabó E, Bényi M: Respiratory symptoms of school children and their home environment in Northern Transdanubia, Hungary Int. J. Environment and Health 2008; 2(3/4):386-396.

(10) Rudnai P, Varro MJ, Malnasi T, Paldy A, Nicol S, O’Dell A: Damp, mould and health. In: Housing and Health in Europe. The WHO LARES project (ed by Ormandy D.). Routledge, London and New York, 2009, pp. 125-141.

(11) E. Csobod, J. Heszlényi and Á. Schróth: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Schools, 2007, REC, Hungary.

(12) Vaskövi É, Endrődy M, Srauf Zs, Udvardy O, Szabó Z, Rudnai P, Csobod É: Preliminary assessment on indoor air quality in schools – the SEARCH project in Hungary. Centr Europ J Occup Environ Med. 14(1):112-113, 2008.


 2. Current research

The progress report of the SINPHONIE project will be uploaded in May 2011.