This IAQS talk aims to provide education and support on how to take the best approach to mitigate the spread of airborne infections, and why maintaining good levels or air quality needs to be part of any effective infection control and prevention programme.
During the rapid rise in COVID-19 illnesses and deaths globally, and notwithstanding recommended precautions, questions are voiced about routes of transmission for this pandemic disease. Inhaling small airborne droplets is probable as a third route of infection, in addition to more widely recognized transmission via larger respiratory droplets and direct contact with infected people or contaminated surfaces
Indoor air pollutants and removal strategies | IAQ linked to microbiology ! During the 33rd ECCMID Conference (European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) which was held in Copenhagen from 15- 18 May 2023, Prof. dr. Philomena Bluyssen, IAQS Steering Committee Member presented: Indoor air pollutants and removal strategies. The recent pandemic has forced all […]
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Indoor Exposure to Selected Air Pollutants in the Home Environment: A Systematic Review This study is a global systematic literature review that identifies the most studied indoor air pollutants, sources, and associated health effects in residential settings. High levels of particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, and volatile organic compounds were linked to respiratory symptoms, especially in […]
Health, work performance, and risk of infection in office-like environments: The role of indoor temperature, air humidity, and ventilation
Health, work performance, and risk of infection in office-like environments: The role of indoor temperature, air humidity, and ventilation This publication show that 22°C-24°C and 40%-60% relative humidity are ideal, while proper ventilation reduces health outcomes and improves performance. Personal control over ventilation and humidity also helps. Read more below… Full reference of the article: Wolkoff […]
Indoor air quality in day-care centres: a global review With children being more vulnerable to the effects of poor IAQ, this review provides a global overview of the predominant indoor chemical pollutant levels in DCCs and proposes strategies for enhancing IAQ. Full reference of the article: Anake WU, Nnamani EA. Indoor air quality in day-care centres: […]
Environmental Issues in Managing Asthma This paper summarizes available evidence on the current practices for managing environmental issues with patients who have asthma and highlights many of the recommendations of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program’s Expert Panel Report 3 (NAEPP), Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. Full reference of the article: Diette […]
IAQS Interviews Allergy Standards: why is the indoor air crucial for asthma and allergy patients? Allergy Standards has joined forces with IAQS last year in 2022. To collaborate and stimulate debates, knowledge sharing and awareness around the importance of indoor air quality on occupant health in a healthcare and non-healthcare. Together we would like to […]
The Indoor Air Quality Society (IAQS) and Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) have agreed to collaborate on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) initiatives with a focus on occupant’s health in healthcare and non-healthcare settings. The percentage for sick leave attributed to poor indoor air quality needs to be taken into serious consideration. With ASL’s experience and mission to […]