HEMAC Network Summary Report

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UKIEG 2017 Conference presentations

Research needs and challenges

Discussion of key problems relating to ventilation, health and indoor air quality in modern homes

Related publications

MHCLG, Housing impacts paper, 10th September 2020

Role of ventilation in controlling SARS-CoV-2 transmission, Environmental and Modelling group (EMG)

Woolley (2017), Building materials, health and indoor air quality: No breathing space, London: Taylor and Francis, PB: 9781138934498

Dimitroulopoulou et al. (2015) EPHECT I: European household survey on domestic use of consumer products and development of worst-case scenarios for daily use, Science of the Total Environment, 536: 880-889

Dimitroulopoulou et al. (2015) EPHECT II: Exposure to household consumer products, Science of the Total Environment, 536: 890-902

Trantallidi et al. (2015) EPHECT III: Health risk assessment of exposure to household consumer products, Science of the Total Environment, 536: 903-913

Dimitroulopoulou (2012), Ventilation in European dwellings: A review, Building and Environment, 47: 109-125

Crump et al. (2005), Ventilation and indoor air quality in new homes, Pollution Atmospherique

Dimitroulopoulou and Bartzis (2014), Ventilation rates in European office buildings: A review, Indoor and Built Environment, 23 (1) 5-25

Dimitroulopoulou et al. (2006), INDAIR: A probabilistic model of indoor air pollution in UK homes, Atmospheric Environment, 40: 6362-6379

SCHER (2007) Preliminary report on risk assessment on indoor air quality

Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (2003), Chemicals in products: Safeguarding the environment and human health

Greenpeace UK (1997), What’s wrong with PVC: The Science behind a phase-out of polyvinyl chloride plastics

NHBC and Zero Carbon Hub (2009), Indoor air quality in highly energy efficient homes- a review

NHBC and Zero Carbon Hub (2013), Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery in new homes: Final report

Awbi (2015), The future of indoor air quality in UK homes and its impact on health

Sharpe et al. (2016), Characteristics and performance of MVHR systems: A meta study of MVHR systems used in the Innovate UK Building Performance Evaluation Programme

Balvers et al. (2012), Mechanical ventilation in recently built Dutch homes: technical shortcomings, possibilities for improvement, perceived indoor environment and health effects, Architectural Science Review, 55:1, 4-14

Marrs (2016) Airtightness blamed for health risks in homes, Architects Journal

Roaf and McGill (2016), Indoor air quality and ventilation in modern airtight homes, RIAS Practice Note, Sept 2016

Asikainen et al. (2016), Reducing burden of disease from residential indoor air exposures in Europe (HEALTHVENT project), Environmental Health 

Borsboom et al (2016), TN 68: Residential Ventilation and Health, AIVC

ISO 16814:2008 Building environment design- Indoor air quality – Methods of expressing the quality of indoor air for human occupancy

Bornehag et al. (2011), Dampness in buildings and health,

Bornehag et al., (2004), The association between asthma and allergic symptoms in children and phthalates in houst dust mite: A nested case control study

Wang et al. (2013), Odors and sensations of humidity and dryness in relation to sick building syndrome and home environment in Chongqing, China

Zhang et al., (2013), Ten cities cross-sectional questionnaire survey of children asthma and other allergies in China

Sun et al.(2011), In China, Students in crowded dormitories with a low ventilation rate have more common colds: Evidence for airborne transmission

Sundell et al., (2011), Ventilation rates and health: multidisciplinary review of the scientific literature

Woolley, (2016), Hazardous building materials are part of the airtightness problem, Architects’ journal

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