indoor air quality in Germany

German Committee on Indoor Guide Values | …

25-06-2021· Indoor air is a significant chemical uptake pathway. To assess indoor air quality in public and private buildings, the German Committee on Indoor Air Guide Values (AIR) sets health-based guide values as well as hygienic guide values that enable a health-related assessment of substance concentrations in indoor air.

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Indoor Air Quality | EPA's Report on the …

Importance of Indoor Air Quality. “Indoor air quality” refers to the quality of the air in a home, school, office, or other building environment. The potential impact of indoor air quality on human health nationally can be noteworthy for several reasons: Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, 1 where ...

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Air pollution remains too high in nearly 60 …

17-06-2019· The level of air pollution, mostly due to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions from traffic, has exceeded European limit values in 57 German cities in 2018, the Federal Environment Agency has , the number of cities with emissions levels above the threshold of 40 microgrammes per cubic metre has fallen from 65 in the year before, the UBA says.

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Air Quality Guidelines - WHO

9. Indoor air quality 189 Summary 189 Background 190 Characteristics of solid fuel smoke 194 Indoor air pollutant levels in households using solid fuel: concentrations and exposures 194 Health eff ects associated with exposure to solid fuel smoke 197 Comparability of health impacts from indoor and outdoor air pollution 201

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South Coast Science - Model Praxis/OPCube - Urban Air Quality Monitoring System. The Praxis/OPCube is a small rugged device that measures both gas and particulate matter (pm1, , pm10) and is an effective monitor for low-cost screening, construction dust and local authority investigations. The Praxis/OPCube ...

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Indoor air hygiene | Umweltbundesamt

11-07-2017· The German Federal Government addressed the issue in its concept to improve indoor air quality published in 1992. In 1999 the Action Programme Environemnt and Health (APUG) defined the creation of healthy indoor air quality as a quality …

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Berlin citizen science monitoring shows outdoor air ...

Brussels/Berlin, 16 September 2019 – Traffic pollution urgently has to be further tackled in Berlin shows a new report entitled “Healthy Air, Healthier Children” by the Health & Environment Alliance (HEAL). Monitoring of indoor and outdoor air quality in 10 public primary schools in the capital showed the presence of nitrogen dioxide (NO 2) inside all classrooms and at all school ...

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eco-INSTITUT Germany GmbH

25-01-2021· EQ Credit Low-Emitting-Materials. The requirements of the programme in the area of low-emission products (categorie: indoor air quality) are based on US standards like CDPH standard method (formerly: California Section 01350) and BIFMA for (office) furniture.. In addition, the German AgBB scheme is now also recognised for LEED building projects, taking into account the …

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The Great Indoors - Home

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IAQ Standards and Guidelines (EPA and ASHRAE …

Air quality is a volatile concept. Levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are constantly changing, so are control regulations. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) list of VOCs is a comprehensive starting point to identify and reduce hazardous substances. Note that the use of a smart indoor air quality monitor is recommended by local and international regulatory bodies for the indoor ...

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The German approach to regulate indoor air …

Here, we provide a comprehensive overview of the indoor air values set in Germany and discuss the basis of their derivation. This overview includes a description of legally binding standards, indoor air guide values for 38 substances or groups, and guidelines for TVOC (total volatile organic compounds), particulate matter, and carbon dioxide as well as risk-related guidelines for carcinogenic substances.

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Germany Air Quality Index (AQI) and Air Pollution ...

The best air quality in Germany in 2019 was achieved in the small local community of Merzalben in Rhineland-Palatinate. This village recorded an average concentration of µg/m 3 in 2019. In 2017 and 2018, Merzalben had slightly worse air quality than the following year and was beaten by Rottach-Egern in Upper Bavaria as the cleanest village in Germany.

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IMCD | Improve Indoor Air Quality

Poor indoor air quality is understood to reduce cognitive functioning, productivity, and wellbeing. A study by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) suggests that CO2 increases from 1,000 ppm to 2,500 ppm result in a drop in employee performance: of around 35% during basic activities.

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WHO/Europe | Data and statistics

The air we breathe can be contaminated by emissions from motor vehicles, industry, heating and commercial sources (outdoor), as well as tobacco smoke and household fuels (indoor). In the WHO European Region alone, exposure to particulate matter (PM) decreases the life expectancy of every person by an average of almost 1 year, mostly due to increased risk of cardiovascular and respiratory ...

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Introduction to Indoor Air Quality | Indoor Air …

17-05-2021· Indoor Air Quality and Environmental Justice. EPA defines environmental justice (EJ) as "the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies."

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