Indoor air quality and health
Coordinated by the Tiles and Brick French Federation, this report answers the question:
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."
"Rating accommodations in terms of their unhealthiness"
Health risk for employees
Health, work and well-being are closely and powerfully linked and need to be addressed together. Preventing health risk for employees leads to enhance productivity.
Indoor air quality training
Health and productivity of staff? Air quality in tertiary buildings?
Air quality? Energy efficiency?
Reconciling the two upstream avoids the costs related to amendment works after building or refurbishment: work costs, social costs –health, absenteeism- and environmental impacts.
Exploitation mode and ways of life have a notable share in “global cost”.
Indoor air guidelines for public access buildings
Public access buildings have indoor air guidelines for three pollutants: formaldehyde, benzene and carbon dioxide.