Title: Indoor Air Risks and Impacts of Alternative Policy Interventions in the EU Countries – the IAIAQ study
Citation: INDOOR AIR 2011 Conference vol. 1 p. 384 - 390
Publisher: The University of Texas at Austin
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC65093
URI: http://lifelong.engr.utexas.edu/2011/index.html
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The purpose of IAIAQ was to provide a robust, Europe wide assessment of the key factors influencing human health via indoor air, and the health benefits of building related policies. Tobacco smoke impacts and policies are not included in this presentation. Building on the EnVIE project, six diseases/symptoms, six exposure agents and six sources of the indoor air caused/mediated burden of disease (indoor air BoD), and ten IAQ policies were selected and analysed by a four dimensional linear matrix model. The total indoor air BoD was estimated to correspond to 2 million healthy years of life lost annually within the EU. Indoor exposure to fine particulate matter originating from outdoor air and indoor combustion sources turned out to be responsible for over half of this BoD, followed by home dampness, bio-aerosols, radon, CO and VOCs. Respectively, the most beneficial policies would control outdoor PM penetration and indoor combustion.
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