Outdoor pollutant sources

Seattle has plenty of outdoor pollution from congested traffic, I-5 truck traffic, trains, airports, and industrial sources.  Also, ETS from adjoinging apartments can be problem.

Did you see any homes in your study that may have been impacted by such sources?  These impacts may have confounded some of your results.

Did you try any measures to mitigate the impact of such sources?


Tom Phillips

Hi Tom,

A definitive way we would have known if these outside sources fo pollution werer cauling the problems is to have the dust tested for diesel and kerosene and tire rubber. we were looking specifically at dust mites, rats, mouse and codkroaches. The way we mitigated dust in the homes was throught air sealing and controlling where the air enters the home. ETS waasn't a huge problem, thankfully.