SOURCES OF INDOOR CHEMICAL POLLUTANTS
All of us know about outdoor air pollution, but we have to consider now a new problem: the indoor air pollution. Indeed, according to some researchers we spend about 90% of our time indoors in homes, office buildings, shops, schools, transports… And the pollutants’ concentrations measured in indoor air can be 2 to 5, even 100 times, higher than outdoors ones.
So we have to be aware of that pollution because it may cause serious health problems.
But the problem is that the indoor air pollutants give no warning and produce symptoms sometimes similar to those from cold or other viral diseases. They can also produce symptoms years later, when it is even harder to discover the cause.
If we want to control the indoor air pollution, we have to know more about the sources of the indoor chemical pollutants. This is the new topic of my global work about indoor air quality.
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Started by NIRAS supervisor Sergio Fox on 27th March 2006.
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