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preetichoudhary Sep 10, 2020 12:24 PM
Hi all,
I am writing thesis on indoor pollution for my university project.
It would be great if you guys help me with some related information.
Have you ever faced/ facing indoor pollution? Is there any particular time of the day(Morning, afternoon,evening and night) when you feel air quality is not good? Or any particular season?
Is there any particular indoor place such as workplace, school,house,gym,malls etc where you find that air quality is not good.
Anyone using Indoor pollution meter? If yes which one?
Anyone using air purifier? If yes, which one? Did you noticed any difference after that?
What measures you are taking to improve indoor air quality?
Please share any experience related to indoor pollution. Or if you have heard it from someone.

Thanks for all the help.
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EEA Sep 10, 2020 04:36 PM
Dear Preeti Choudhary,

Thank you for posting your questions within the European Environment Agency (EEA) Forum.

Even though we are not the best placed to answer your questions, here are several references that might help you in your thesis on indoor air quality:

1. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published several guidelines on indoor air quality. Please see:

- WHO, 2010, WHO guidelines for indoor air quality: selected pollutants, World Health Organization, European Centre for Environment and Health, Bonn.
- WHO common pollutants from household heating, cooking and[…]/
- WHO Guidelines on indoor air quality - household fuel combustion (2014)[…]/
- WHO, 2013, Review of evidence on health aspects of air pollution — REVIHAAP Project, Technical Report, World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen[…]ject-final-technical-report
- WHO Air quality guidelines for particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide : global update 2005 : summary of risk assessment. This reference can also be given as it is indicated “the use of WHO AQ guidelines for PM can also be applied to the indoor environment, esp. in developing countries, where people are exposed to high levels of combustion particles due to indoor stoves and fires.”
2. The European Commission – DG Public Health. Please see

3. EEA article on indoor air quality:[…]/indoor-air-quality.

We wish you all the best in your research.

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preetichoudhary Sep 10, 2020 10:57 PM
Thank you for all the help. All the links are very useful. To gain insights I need more people responding to this post. It would be great if I get more response.