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An investigation into indoor air quality in volume apartment buildings in Melbourne, Australia

conference contribution
posted on 2018-01-01, 00:00 authored by N Familari, Olubukola TokedeOlubukola Tokede, Mark LutherMark Luther, S Atkinson
Most adults spend around 90% of their time inside either in a workplace or a dwelling. It is widely recognised that poor indoor air quality can have significant adverse health effects and is a burden on our economy. Of the many pollutants found in indoor air, the level of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are increasing. VOCs are emitted from many products including: household products, furniture and building materials. In this project a comparison of the levels of VOCs emitted from building materials found in conventional and volume apartments is conducted. It was found that while volume apartments had lower VOC emissions and exposure concentrations than conventional apartments, the levels were higher than values recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Australian National Health and Research Council.

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9781713826514

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15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018

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