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BSRIA publishes IAQ guide

BSRIA-IAQUK: With indoor air quality currently high on the agenda, BSRIA has released a new free-to-download guide on the subject.

The guide 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 as well as providing readers with a useful site map.

Pointing out that people on average spend around 80% of their life indoors, BSRIA’s asset performance team leader Blanca Beato-Arribas added: “There is enough evidence that links poor air quality with permanent damages 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.


This guide provides a brief insight into the most common contaminants, both from indoor sources and external sources, and what the exposure limits to these contaminants are. It also provides a summary of the current legislation and a guide map of what contaminants to investigate.”

The guide is now free to download from the BSRIA website.

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