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Source document:
SCHER (2008)

Summary & Details:
GreenFacts (2008)

Indoor Air Quality


10. Conclusions and recommendations

Assessing the health risks of indoor air pollution is very difficult as indoor air may contain over 900 different chemicals, particles and biological materials with potential health effects.

Also, many different factors influence air quality, for example ventilation, cleaning conditions, properties of buildings, products used in households, cultural habits, climate and outdoor environment. Therefore, large variations in indoor environments can be expected across the EU.

The European Commission Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) concludes the following:

The SCHER also recommends the following:


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