indoor air pollution Articles

  • Common Indoor Air Pollutants

    Is the indoor air you breathe healthy? According to the World Health Organization, 40% of all buildings pose a serious health hazard due to indoor air pollution. The EPA calls indoor air pollution the #1 pollution problem inAmerica. The following is a list of common indoor air pollutants: Dust, Pollen, and Other Allergens Chemical Fumes and Vapors Mold and Fungus Toxic ...

  • US Regulation of Wood-burning and Indoor Air Pollution

    Recently, the US EPA released their final proposal to update the new source performance standards (NSPS) for new woodstoves and heaters, and to add NSPS for the first time for pellet stoves, furnaces, hydronic heaters, and masonry heaters.   The measures, if approved, would take effect in 2015.  The report states, "Emissions from wood stoves occur near ground level in residential ...


    By Environics, Inc.

  • Do You Know the Various Types of Indoor Air Pollutants?

    Indoor air pollutants can always add to an assortment of health problems. Only due to indoor pollution, asthma and other respiratory diseases deteriorate further. If an asthmatic person sleeps in a couch where there are plenty of dust mites, that person may suffer from frequent asthmatic attacks during the night. Biological contaminants and dust particles can give people skin allergies, fungal ...


  • Investigation of indoor/outdoor air pollutants at the shopping malls in Wuhan

    Indoor air quality was investigated at eight shopping malls in Wuhan. Results demonstrate that there are different concentrations of CO2 and HCHO at different floors of a shopping mall. Even at different merchandise zones of a floor for the same mall, there are apparent variations in the concentrations of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Indoor air quality in primary schools

    The indoor air quality (IAQ) in classrooms is expected to play a key role in the assessment of the effects of the children's personal exposure to air pollution since they spend on average 7–11 h per weekday at school. A statistical treatment was conducted over a database of indoor air parameters and the primary schools where these parameters were sampled (urban area of Lisbon, Portugal). The aim ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Indoor Air Quality Myths Debunked

    Today’s buildings, whether it is a home, office, manufacturing plant, hospital, etc., are more energy efficient; however, they also foster a potentially harmful environment. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has become a rising concern in the HVAC industry. Poor IAQ can cause a number of health issues such as, allergies, dryness and irritation to the eyes, nose, throat, and skin. It can also cause ...

  • Smog and Lemons - Discovering Indoor Air

    Untitled Document Recent studies suggest that chemical reactions may be an ...

  • Dealing with Indoor Air Quality Issues

     According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) journal, the average American spends about ninety percent of their time indoors. This is why the chances are overwhelming that most of the air you breathe either has entered via your building's ventilation system... or filtered in through doors, windows, or porous wall materials. Along the way, the air might have picked up any number ...


  • Screening of volatile organic compounds as a source for indoor pollution

    For a considerable period of time the presence of an increasing number of chemicals has been observed in almost all aspects of human life. This process also affects the living and working environment of man. Human development, including physical and mental health and well-being, depends on to a great degree on the surrounding environment. Considering that an average person spends a significant ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Learn How to Better Balance Equipment Performance and Worker Safety with Our Latest Application Note

    Do you want to ensure the safety and health of the workers at your warehouse and maximize the performance of the equipment they use? Here at E Instruments, we know that having a successful, and fully-functioning warehouse is dependent on whether or not the equipment is being maximized, and if the workers are working in a healthy environment that encourages productivity. However, we also know all ...

  • The Phase 1 Environmental Assessment

    In today’s world where every property is subject to potential environmental risks a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment or ESA is an appropriate action to take. An ESA can help determine if the property has been contaminated by previous or current activities. The ESA can help protect the purchaser of a property from environmental risks prior to the closing on a property.  Lenders ...

  • Double benefit of monitoring Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

    It is a difficult balance to save money and energy yet maintain a comfortable and healthy indoor air environment. A logical solution to controlling indoor air pollution is good ventilation coupled with IAQ monitoring using gas sensors. This can ensure healthy indoor air as well as a more efficient HVAC system.  Typical IAQ investigation and examination consists of taking single-point ...


    By PPM Technology

  • 4 Signs Of Poor Indoor Air Quality To Watch For

    The quality of indoor air is something most of us take for granted. Unless there is something very specific and unusual going on around us, like heavy cleaning or maybe new construction, we don’t often think about whether or not there is anything wrong with the air we breathe as we go about our daily business. The truth is, though, that indoor air quality is often worse than ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Six Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality Now

    Air quality is an important issue to anyone’s health, and many people don’t realize that their health issues and illnesses could be significantly diminished if their air quality was improved. There is much scientific evidence to suggest that the indoor air can be more polluted than the air outdoors, even in industrialized areas. When people spend eight or more hours a day in the same building, ...

  • Museums, galleries, libraries and archives are at risk from indoor pollutants.

    Indoor Air Quality is a significant issue in libraries, museums and archival collections - due mainly to the fact that many compounds, as well as unsuitable temperature and humidity has a deteriorating effect on many valuable and precious items stored in these buildings. Air pollution can attack heritage materials. Museums, galleries, libraries and archives are all at risk. Deterioration is ...


    By PPM Technology

  • 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

  • Comparison of indoor air quality in restaurant kitchens in Tehran with ambient air quality

    Air pollution is a major environmental health problem, affecting developed and developing countries around the world. Although the indoor air database is weak due to the scarcity of monitoring results, these estimates indicate that a serious indoor air problem may exist in developing countries. In developed countries, pollutant concentrations indoors are similar to those outdoors, with the ratio ...


    By University of Tehran

  • 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

  • Statistical modelling of effects on health linked to indoor air pollution, based on kitchen exposure and with reference to a cross-sectional household survey conducted in Nepal

    Exposure to suspended particulate matter and carbon monoxide from indoor kitchen air can have significant effects on respiratory health as demonstrated by statistical modelling. Chronic respiratory illnesses and respiratory symptoms are modelled using the techniques of principal component analysis and binary logistic regression. Estimated models are generated from a cross-sectional household ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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