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

  • 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 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Puerto Ricans Reminded of Indoor Air Pollutants during Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    Across Puerto Rico and the rest of the United States, November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  Lung cancer is the leading cause of death due to cancer and the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in both genders.    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2010 there were 201,144 people who were diagnosed with lung cancer in the United ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • EPA grant to Baltimore City Health Department supports education programs to reduce indoor air pollution

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $120,000 grant to the Baltimore City Health Department to support indoor air quality projects including a program to educate about 460 nursing students from the University of Maryland about environmental asthma management. The funding will also support a training workshop for about 32 medical professionals on how to work with families in ...

  • Air quality sensors track pollution

    Original story at MIT News Glimpses of blue sky are becoming a rare sight in Delhi, India’s capital, particularly in wintertime, when a thick white haze smothers the city. David Hagan, an MIT PhD candidate studying atmospheric chemistry and a Fellow in the MIT Tata Center for ...

  • Puerto Rico’s Air Quality Professionals Identify Indoor Allergens & Pollutants to Help those Suffering from COPD

    In Puerto Rico, over 3% of the population suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also known as COPD. That amounts to close to 110,000 residents who are afflicted by a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems.   COPD includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis and in some cases asthma.  The National Heart, Lung ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

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