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Homes is everyone’s most common living place. Good air quality indoors is one of the most important elements that contribute to our health, comfort and well-being.
  • What to look for?
  • What to watch for?
  • How to handle your living spaces?
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Modern citizens spend a lot of hours at the office. The quality of indoor air, on which people have in principle less control than at home, impacts their health and productivity. Even well-run buildings can experience episodes of poor air quality.
  • What are the sources?
  • How to take care?
  • What can architects, building managers and tenants do?
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With children spending their days inside schools, a healthy environment will reduce absenteeism, improve test scores and enhance student and staff productivity. Children may be more sensitive to pollution, and children with asthma are especially sensitive.
  • What are the most sensitive areas?
  • How to handle them?
  • What can school managers, kids and parents do?
TAKE A TOUR OF THE SCHOOL!
The European Commission has declared 2013 as Year of Air with the intention to highlight the importance of clean air for all and to start a process of analysis of the progress made in the EU, of identification of key challenges for the future, and making sure that upcoming proposals are cost-effective and based on the latest scientific evidence. To support this initiative, the Green Week’s theme this year will be “Cleaner air for all”.
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On the 20th of February from 18.00 to 20.30, MEP Catherine Stihler hosted an event in the European Parliament in Brussels to present the results of the HealthVent project. The project, which began in 2010, has developed health-based ventilation guidelines to help protect people in places like schools, nurseries, offices and homes against the health problems caused by poor indoor air quality (IAQ), and to encourage energy to be used efficiently.
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Welcome to the European information portal on Indoor Air Quality!

Modern European citizens spend - in average - over 90% of their time indoors. This includes homes, offices, restaurants, bars, hotels, shops and other public buildings such as schools and hospitals. A good indoor environment is therefore important to public health. Even though the factors that affect the quality of the indoor air are numerous, the good news is that most problems can be prevented or remediated through a combination of evidence-based policies, technical guidelines, best practices, common sense and vigilance.

EXPLORE THE COMPLEX WORLD OF INDOOR AIR!

The science within

People are exposed to numerous stressors indoors. Understanding their relative impact on health has been the focus of experts in science for years so that appropriate measures can be taken to minimise the health risks.

CHECK OUT HOW ALL FITS TOGETHER!

EU in action

Legislation, guidelines, best practices, technologies were developed to address the stressors affecting indoor air quality. Correctly tackling this complex issue needs these initiatives to be well articulated and efficiently implemented.

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