Comment on the Word 'Cooling' as it is Used in Beam Physics Metadata

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  • Main Title Comment on the Word 'Cooling' as it is Used in Beam Physics


  • Author: Sessler, Andrew M.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Basic Energy Sciences.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Director. Office of Science. Office of Basic Energy Sciences


  • Name: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Berkeley, California
    Additional Info: "Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States)"


  • Creation: 2005-09-10


  • English


  • Content Description: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences recently completed a critical review of the scientific literature pertaining to the association of indoor dampness and mold contamination with adverse health effects. In this paper, we report the results of quantitative meta-analysis of the studies reviewed in the IOM report. We developed point estimates and confidence intervals (CIs) to summarize the association of several respiratory and asthma-related health outcomes with the presence of dampness and mold in homes. The odds ratios and confidence intervals from the original studies were transformed to the log scale and random effect models were applied to the log odds ratios and their variance. Models were constructed both accounting for the correlation between multiple results within the studies analyzed and ignoring such potential correlation. Central estimates of ORs for the health outcomes ranged from 1.32 to 2.10, with most central estimates between 1.3 and 1.8. Confidence intervals (95%) excluded unity except in two of 28 instances, and in most cases the lower bound of the CI exceeded 1.2. In general, the two meta-analysis methods produced similar estimates for ORs and CIs. Based on the results of the meta-analyses, building dampness and mold are associated with approximately 30% to 80% increases in a variety of respiratory and asthma-related health outcomes. The results of these meta-analyses reinforce the IOM's recommendation that actions be taken to prevent and reduce building dampness problems.


  • Keyword: Beam Cooling
  • Keyword: Beam Cooling
  • STI Subject Categories: 43 Particle Accelerators
  • Keyword: Physics
  • Keyword: Contamination
  • Keyword: Recommendations Beam Cooling
  • Keyword: Medicine


  • Conference: International Workshop on Beam Cooling andRelated Topics, COOL05, Galena, IL, September 18-23,2005


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: LBNL--59536
  • Report No.: CBP Note - 729
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 881618
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc886223