Indoor air quality
Published: 06 October, 2016
BSRIA has prepared a topic guide on indoor air quality. It is aimed at those looking for introductory information about indoor air quality — including definition, history and prevalence. There is also information on types of contaminants and their exposure limits. It is free to download
Expert commentary is provided by BSRIA’s asset performance team leader Blanca Beato-Arribas. She says, ‘People spend approximately 80% of their time indoors. There is enough evidence that links poor air quality with permanent damage to health or, even, death. Therefore we should be aware of the quality of the air that we breathe, both at home and at work, and ensuring good indoor air quality at work should be a priority for employers.
The guide provides a brief insight into the most common contaminants, both from indoor sources and external sources. It also provides a summary of current legislation and what contaminants to investigate.