A review on indoor air pollution and associated health impacts with special reference to building designs
- 1Environmental Pollution Laboratory, Department of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
- 2Environmental Pollution Laboratory, Department of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
- 3Department of Biochemistry, University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 8, Issue (4), Pages 75-85, October,22 (2019)
Human spends most of the time (about 90%) of their lives within indoor environment.The way we design buildings and operate in the indoor setting has a profound impact on human health. For understanding of how building design in urban environment, effects human health there is a necessity of study “buildings as an ecosystem”. The international status of the information on the theme of “indoor air pollution”, “building design” and its “impact on human health” and the search engines like Scopus, PubMed, Web of Science and JSTOR were used and retrieved information in the form of published papers in peer-reviewed journals who at least include two criteria pollutants (CO, CO2, Bioaerosols, VOCs, PM10 and PM2.5) in residential areas.Over last 30 years (1988-2017) about 908 documents were identified on global scale. Out of which 14 studies were satisfied the inclusion criteria rest were excluded due to duplicated reports, not related to the field, reviewed papers, some were not provided relevant data. Published papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals are providing inadequate information on building design, indoor pollution and possible health effects. Tagging above knowledge gap, there is a clear need for further studies to relate indoor air pollutants (either in residential or in commercial building) and its impact on health, especially in diverse climatic locations with polluted outdoor air.
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