Indoor dust levels during secondary school cheerleading: Pilot study

Laura Jones, Lauren Gonzalez, Derek Shendell

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Abstract

Few studies focused on indoor air and environmental quality during specific athletic events in secondary school gymnasiums, especially in sports with concurrent injury (safety and health) risks like cheerleading. We conducted a pilot study of indoor cheerleading practices because of accessibility, and variety and longer duration of particular maneuvers practiced. Sampling measured dust levels (coarse respirable particles of 10 micrometers aerodynamic diameter or less, PM10) in February 2018. Data were grouped by activity type versus rest/break periods. Data suggested PM10 levels were partially due to differences in ages, cleanliness, and types of mats used, as well as intensity of maneuvers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018
PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
ISBN (Electronic)9781713826514
StatePublished - 2018
Event15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Jul 22 2018Jul 27 2018

Publication series

Name15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018

Conference

Conference15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period7/22/187/27/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pollution

Keywords

  • Athletics
  • Dust
  • Gymnasium
  • PM10
  • Schools

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