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Indoor air quality and health

Indoor air quality and health
"Indoor air quality… Crossed contributions" is the state of knowledge of sanitary risk related to indoor air quality deterioration. 

Coordinated by the Tiles and Brick French Federation, this report answers the question:
 
"Air is Life… A major health challenge
Why avoiding indoor mould contamination?"

Indoor air quality and medecine

"With 30% allergic fellow citizens, many people are at risk to develop a pathology linked with mould."
Frédéric de Blay, Professeur. Pneumology, Allergology and Respiratory Pathology Unit

"The common risk factor for these different air-contaminants appearing and developing is the excess of humidity."
Denis Charpin, Professor at Medical Faculty, Head of the Pneumology Department at North Hospital in Marseille

Indoor air quality and construction

"The development of some illness, allergy and respiratory illnesses in particular, questions the quality of air we breathe."
Philippe Tourtelier, Eco-construction study group Chairman

"From the 70s, the energy saving policy has led to stuffy buildings. This policy has resulted in humidity growth which is favourable to microorganism proliferation, especially mould."
Bertrand Delcambre, Scientific and Technical Center for Building (CSTB) Chairman

"Humidity allows the growth of fungi and at the same time favours the damage of some materials, which is itself a source of pollution. The fight against mold depends on a good building design in the field of heating, ventilation and absence of thermal bridges."
Raphaël Slama, Qualitel Association

PS: About indoor air deterioration, see OQAI study.

Statements from the report "Air is Life... A major health challenge."
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