indoor air pollution News

  • Research to address health impact of indoor air pollution

    Research will be launched to evaluate the health impact of indoor air pollution in urban public spaces by the International Ecological Economy Promotion Association (IEEPA), announced Li Junyang, secretary-general of the IEEPA, at a seminar in Beijing on July 24, 2016. The seminar was held to solicit opinions on the research from experts in government departments and universities as ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Miniaturized sensors that control indoor pollution

    The indoor building environments that we live and work in contain several contaminants that threaten the quality of the air that we breathe. Compounds like benzene and formaldehyde, which come from cleaning products, cosmetics, varnishes and paint, float in our indoor environment, along other polluting agents that tend to come in from outside (carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides). These compounds ...

  • Simple Swedish device effectively reduces harmful indoor air pollution

    Indoor air quality can be significantly improved using a simple device which traps harmful chemicals emitted from glues, paints and building materials, a new study has shown. Designed in Sweden, the researchers demonstrate that the surface emissions trap’, especially effective for damp buildings, also prevents emissions from mould and can remove unpleasant odours. Volatile organic compounds ...

  • Indoor air pollution may kill 4 million a year

    Household air pollution may have caused around 4.3 million premature deaths from respiratory diseases in 2012, mainly in developing countries, according to a medical paper. Such pollution dramatically increases the risk of both ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Levels of several air pollutants are higher indoors than outdoors

    New European research finds that the levels of several harmful air pollutants are greater indoors than outdoors, and even greater when measured on the person themselves. The measured levels of benzene are especially concerning and often indicate higher exposure than what is normally associated with the annual EU limit value set for ambient air quality. The European Environment and Health ...

  • Research: many air pollutants are higher indoors than outdoors

    Levels of many harmful air pollutants are higher indoors than outdoors, according to new research conducted within the European Union, released this week (8th February). These latest findings, which identify the main polluters and map their geographical distribution, come from the European Indoor Air Monitoring and Exposure Assessment Project (AIRMEX), an EU funded project. The importance of ...

  • Indoor Air Pollution Databases Help Plan Healthy Homes

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - Air pollution sources are everywhere in the home, from the bacon and eggs frying in the kitchen, to the woodburning stove in the family room, the newly painted hallway, and even the carpet in the living room, according to a little known federal agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST. To help estimate the seriousness of these and ...

  • Indoor Air Quality Experts Educate the Public about Common IAQ Pollutants

    For most people, the vast majority of their day is spent indoors.  Whether at home, in the office, or attending school, many people spend up to 90% of their time in indoor environments.   With so much of their day indoors, the quality of the air they breathe is vital to their health.  In many homes and buildings, there are numerous potential pollutants that can cause health ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • UFC-Que Choisir adds to the list of indoor air pollutants

    After its investigations into furniture, deodorants, paint, cleaning products and so on, French consumer group UFC-Que Choisir has been investigating volatile pollutants in carpets. The results of the study, carried out over 28 days, point the finger not at the carpets themselves, but the glues used, adding to the long list of sources of indoor air pollution. Of the eight glued floor coverings ...

  • U.S. Indoor Air Quality Market

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: U.S. Indoor Air Quality Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0958093/US-Indoor-Air-Quality-Market.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=HVAC INTRODUCTION ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Monitoring the Air in Indoor Swimming Pools

    PPM Technology are co-operating with our long-standing partners Tennants Distribution Ltd in an exciting new project for monitoring the indoor environment in indoor swimming pools. We have recently supplied 2 monitoring units for use in a swimming pool environment, a large IAQ monitoring unit containing sensors for Temperature, Humidity, Chlorine, Ammonia, Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide, ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Researchers Call for More Emphasis on Indoor Pollution Monitoring

    Indoor pollution is killing people at rates significantly higher than outdoor pollution, and the general public has for years been none the wiser new research reveals. According to a recent publication by leading global air filtration specialist Camfil, many people are unaware of the massive number of indoor pollution related deaths that occur annually. According to the World Health Organization, ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Indoor pollution modelled to inform policy on home insulation

    Increased insulation in homes could reduce ventilation and lead to greater exposure to indoor air pollution, a new study suggests. This, in turn, could affect health. The researchers modelled exposure to fine particles, which indicated that insulating half the homes in Greece by 2020 could lead to a 6% increase in adverse health effects. Sources of indoor air pollution should be reduced as far as ...


    By European Commission

  • Workshop on emerging pollutants in non-industrial indoor environments

    Exposure to semi volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in non-industrial indoor air and dust is an important exposure pathway for humans, since we spend a high proportion of our time in indoor environments – and the levels of some SVOCs are often higher indoors than outdoors. Despite this, there is still lack of knowledge on the occurrence and distribution of emerging SVOCs in non-industrial ...

  • World Health Day: Climate and clean air coalition targets indoor and outdoor air pollution

    As one of the world’s fastest-growing environmental initiatives, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) renewed its call today for rapid action to reduce some of the greatest hazards to human health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the health dangers presented by air pollution are far larger than previously thought. “Air ...

  • California’s Child Care Facilities & Indoor Air Quality

    Approximately 1 million children, five years of age or younger, attend child care or preschool in California.  There are some 49,000 licensed child care centers in the state with about 80% of those located in homes. Last year, the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board (ARB) published information from a study regarding air pollution and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Why monitor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)?

    Why do we need to Monitor 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”.   Poor IAQ is a ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Solutions to the Economic Impact of Poor Indoor Air Quality

    UltraViolet Devices, Inc. (UVDI) provides technology solutions for improving indoor air quality (IAQ) and preventing lost productivity and dangerous health conditions. Our understanding of how indoor air quality issues relate to human health and worker productivity has increased dramatically over the last several decades.  However, quantifying the economic impact of poor IAQ has not been an ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Dynamic to Examine Evolution of Indoor Air Quality

    Dynamic Air Quality Solutions, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance indoor air quality products, today announced its selection as a USGBC Education Provider. The USGBC has approved the technical and instructional quality of Dynamic's course for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours towards the LEED Credential Maintenance Program. Dynamic's course -- "IAQ, Air Cleaning and Energy" -- examines ...


    By Marketwire

  • Penicillium: A Benefit to Man, a Hindrance to Indoor Air Quality

    One of the most recognized types of fungi is Penicillium.  It is perhaps best known as the fungus, P. chrysogenum, which produces penicillin, a molecule that has saved countless lives as an antibiotic.  It is also used in the production of a number of important biotechnology produced enzymes and macromolecules.  Some species of Penicillium are used in the production ...

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