indoor air quality data Articles

  • Remote monitoring of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

    Indoor air quality (IAQ) relates to a number of environmental factors inside a building that can impinge on the health, comfort, or work performance of the building’s occupants. Monitoring IAQ is vital because it is estimated that the average person spends 90% of their time breathing “indoor air”. Remote monitoring of IAQ sampling data collected by PPM ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Proactive Indoor Air Quality Surveys Save Budgets

    As facility budgets tighten, managers are realizing the many benefits that money spent for proactive indoor air quality is a smart investment. Here is a simple comparison to exemplify the point. Indoor air quality investigations conducted in response to employee complaint or illness clusters cost $3.00 to $10.00 per square foot of space investigated compared to 2 to 10 cents per square foot for a ...

  • The Hidden Danger Of Air Quality in Indoor Firing Ranges

    Indoor gun ranges are popular with both professionals who use guns as a part of their job and hobbyists who just enjoy guns and shooting. ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Vapor intrusion and indoor air quality due diligence during property transactions

    Vapor intrusion (i.e. the migration of volatile chemicals from contaminated soil and/or ground water through the subsurface into overlying building structures) as a contributing indoor air has become a growing concern for property owners and prospective purchasers in recent years as it can cause significant indoor air quality problems. This is largely due to the increased focus on this issue by ...

  • Volvo dealer in Sweden compares air quality indoor and outdoor - Case Study

    Two AQMesh pods were used to measure NO, NO2, O3 and CO during May and June 2017 at the largest combined Volvo, Ford and Renault car dealer in Stockholm, Sweden, located on the highway between Stockholm city centre and Arlanda airport. The objective was to measure the air quality outside and inside the combined showroom and workshop, demonstrating the importance of measuring common ...


    By AQMesh

  • Study of the indoor air quality in hospitals in South Chennai, India — microbial profile

    A 3-month pilot study (February—April 2006) was conducted to determine the quality of indoor air in hospitals in the Tamil Nadu region of India and to characterize the predominant aerobic bacteria and fungi present. The main objectives were (1) to sample the indoor air of three different hospitals in Chennai for bioaerosols to generate baseline data using the Petri plate gravitational settling ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Thermal comfort, indoor air quality and acoustics: a conceptual framework for predicting occupant satisfaction in sustainable office buildings

    The authors propose and test a conceptual framework that delineates occupants' satisfaction with thermal comfort, indoor air quality, and acoustics conditions via post-occupancy evaluation (POE). A self-administered, internet-based, POE questionnaire was administered in two office buildings that were designed and operated as county service centres in a Midwestern state. A series of multiple ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Smart cities risk reputation with poor air quality data

    The team at AQMesh continue to receive many enquiries from smart city initiatives and are concerned that integrators risk undermining entire projects by distributing meaningless or misleading air quality information. “Many of the people I speak to are used to dealing with sensors that are easy to ‘plug and play’ and expect to be able to do the same with air quality sensors. This ...


    By AQMesh

  • The ‘ins and outs’ of air quality monitoring

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently issued draft guidance on ‘Air pollution - outdoor air quality and health.’ In the following article Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors Ltd, explains why there will need to be more funding for monitoring if the mitigation measures mentioned in the guidance are to be implemented effectively. Jim also ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Biomonitoring of indoor air genotoxic properties in ten schools using Scindapsus aureus

    School is the most important indoor environment for children besides their home. Indoor air quality in school is a critical parameter that needs to be considered for children's health. Atmospheric measurements provide concentrations of pollutants which are used for risk assessments. However, those data are limited to study complex interactions between pollutants, and the genotoxic potential of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Indoor air pollution: types of cooking fuel used and its impact on the health of women in Aligarh city

    Available findings have indicated that indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air and major polluting activity has been attributed to household cooking with traditional fuels. Cooking with traditional fuels leads to high levels of indoor air pollution (IAP), exposure of which increases the risk of various health problems. The purpose of this study is to estimate various diseases attributable to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Why Air Quality Specialists Should Measure for Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) in Homes & Offices - Case study

    What is Sulfur Dioxide? (SO2) Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) is a highly reactive gas that is part of a larger group of sulfur oxides or SOx gases. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the largest sources of SO2 emissions are due to “fossil fuel combustion at power plants (73%) and other industrial facilities ...

  • Building Services Management - Air Sampling -

    Untitled Document Maintenance professionals are often the first responders to mold complaints in their facilities. building occupants can be exposed to fungal (mold) ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Policy influence of formaldehyde exposure risk in air-conditioned office environment

    Long-term measurement of indoor air quality (IAQ) over a general community could be a good approach to evaluate the influence of policy on pollutant exposure levels. However, this approach requires considerable measurement efforts and in many circumstances an updated data set will not be available. Formaldehyde is an indoor pollutant that presents a health hazard to building occupants in the long ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • 7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

    New estimates released earlier this year by the World health Organization (WHO) suggest that in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The MoldScore Report

    When evaluating indoor levels of most pollutants, one can collect air samples, compare the sampling results to established exposure standards, and make relatively unambiguous decisions regarding the need for remediation. Bioaerosols as a group are not amenable to this general methodology, due to the difficulties in the development of such exposure standards for reasons that have been discussed ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • `Green Buildings` can create problems with IAQ

    The recent trend towards energy conservation measures have in some cases led to airtight building construction that can often create problems with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Some 'green buildings' (also known as ‘green construction’ and ‘sustainable buildings’) have ignored the issue of IAQ in pursuit of energy saving measures. Ventilation systems are set to minimize the ...


    By PPM Technology

  • New approaches studied to investigate vapor intrusion

    In 2008, EPA Region 9 received an EPA RARE grant (Regional Applied Research Effort) to evaluate three promising techniques for VI assessment of indoor air: (1) using radon as a surrogate for assessing VOC VI; (2) using modified sorbent-based methods for longer, time-integrated measurements of indoor air VOCs; and (3) using building pressure differentials to assess the potential for VI. Available ...

  • What is an `IAQ Profile`?

    The 'IAQ Profile' is a visual presentation of indoor air quality. PPM Technology's range of IAQ Monitors enable continuous monitoring of Indoor Air Quality; this precisely describes changes in concentration levels of selected air quality parameters over a period of time.  The IAQ Profile provides the knowledgebase and database for improving indoor air quality efficiently and ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Children’s exposure to traffic-related pollution: assessment of CO exposure in a typical school day

    This paper evaluates the exposure of four children to carbon monoxide (CO) in two different classrooms during the time spent in school in a typical school day, using a numerical modelling approach. The study is focused on an area of 550 × 550 m 2 centred at a primary school of the city of Aveiro, in central Portugal, which is located close to a road with moderate traffic and has naturally ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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