New guide to indoor air pollution offers free advice to employees

New ‘beginner’s guide’ to indoor air pollutions aims to offer free advice and guidance to employees and visitors of commercial buildings.

Mitsubishi Electric and the Building Engineering Service Association (BESA) who complied and produced the guide, have said they aim to give readers a comprehensive but non-technical introduction to the subject of indoor air quality.

The guide is said to be of particular interest to engineers and specialist firms who are involving in the designing, commissioning and maintaining of indoor environments. 

It offers a breakdown and clear explanation of how the ventilation and building services industry is able to turn buildings into ‘safe havens’ to protect occupants – particularly children who face the greatest risks – from the worst impacts of air pollution. It also includes information about the main sources of air pollution and the contaminants that affect indoor spaces and explains why indoor air quality is often many times more damaging to human health than outdoor pollution.

The guide can be downloaded for free here. 

Rosamund Kissi-Debrah commented on this guide: ‘This guide is an invaluable non-technical introduction to the issue of IAQ and explains how we can make our own indoor environments safer and healthier for us and our children.’

Nathan Wood, chair of the BESA Health & Wellbeing in Buildings group, added: ‘This guide will explain why the air you breathe inside buildings is often worse than the polluted air outside.

‘It also points out how much more control we have over our indoor conditions and how we can turn our homes, offices and leisure places into ‘safe havens’ from polluted and contaminated air.

‘This is particularly important now as we seek to give people confidence that they can safely return to offices and other communal buildings.’

In related news, Air Quality News talks to Jeffrey May, building consultant, indoor air quality expert and co-author of My House is Killing Me!

Photo Credit – Pixabay 

 

 

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