Indoor air quality and sources in schools and related health effects

Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Nour Baiz, Soutrik Banerjee, P. Rudnai, Solenne Rive

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Abstract

Good indoor air quality in schools is important to provide a safe, healthy, productive, and comfortable environment for students, teachers, and other school staff. However, existing studies demonstrated that various air pollutants are found in classrooms, sometimes at elevated concentrations. Data also indicated that poor air quality may impact children's health, in particular respiratory health, attendance, and academic performance. Nevertheless, it should be noted that there are other adverse health effects that are less documented. Few data exist for teachers and other adults that work in schools. Allergic individuals seem to be at a higher risk for adverse respiratory health consequences. Air quality improvement represents an important measure for prevention of adverse health consequences in children and adults in schools.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1093-7404
Pages (from-to)491-550
Number of pages60
JournalJournal of Toxicology and Environmental Health - Part B: Critical Reviews
Volume16
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 17 2013

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  • Toxicology
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Indoor air quality and sources in schools and related health effects. / Annesi-Maesano, Isabella; Baiz, Nour; Banerjee, Soutrik; Rudnai, P.; Rive, Solenne.

In: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health - Part B: Critical Reviews, Vol. 16, No. 8, 1093-7404, 17.11.2013, p. 491-550.

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Annesi-Maesano, Isabella ; Baiz, Nour ; Banerjee, Soutrik ; Rudnai, P. ; Rive, Solenne. / Indoor air quality and sources in schools and related health effects. In: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health - Part B: Critical Reviews. 2013 ; Vol. 16, No. 8. pp. 491-550.
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