In conversation with Medscape Medical News, Professor Miller explains how Indoor Environment Quality(IEQ) impacts the risks of developing respiratory infections in First Nations communities. Professor Miller discusses that exposure led up to the children going to hospital was the chemical called endotoxin. “When concentrations are too high, it affects lung function and causes a greater response to allergens. The values in the Sioux Lookout Zone were around 1000 times higher than I’d ever seen in any study in the United States or Canada. That was a big surprise.”

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