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Flanders Indoor Exposure Survey

Other relevant studies:

  • NPRP 8-202-3-043: Enhancing Air Quality in Qatar's Indoor Environments

    Enhancing Air Quality in Qatar's Indoor Environments The main aim of the proposed research is to characterise and mitigate Qatari children’s exposures to air pollution in school and at home by: i) characterizing the quality of the air to which they are exposed; ii) identifying the main sources of air pollution exposure; iii) and by proposing mitigating exposure to indoor air pollutants. Emphasis will be placed on indoor environments where Qatari children typically reside i.e.schools and home residences.

    By taking simultaneous indoor and outdoor air quality measurements in school and residential environments, and by personal exposure monitoring instruments, the relative contribution of different environments to a child’s overall air pollution exposure will be assessed and quantified. Targeted location studies will reveal the impact of outdoor, as well as indoor sources, on IAQ and on a child’s inhalation exposure. Research outcomes from this study will lead to dedicated recommendations and guidelines for achieving a healthy IAQ environment in Qatari schools and residences.

    Qatar University: dr. Jeffrey Obbard, dr. Balint Alfoldy
    VITO: dr. Marianne Stranger


    DO-IT houtbouw The DO-IT wood construction project is organised to provide support to professionals who are involved in the construction of buildings using wood based products. The project aims at inventorying and communicating current knowledge in a systematic and unambiguous way to material producers and constructors. Wherever a knowledge gap is identified, targeted research programmes are organised. These are organised in collaboration and in agreement with involved industrials.

    The project includes a work package ‘Indoor air quality’ which aims at the development of targeted innovations for the management of the indoor air quality in the format of a guidance strategy. This strategy includes key issues and good practice solutions which guarantee an optimal quality of the living environment by using various combinations of materials, constructions and techniques in different wood construction setups, as a function of the building typology.


    Ephect EPHECT is a European collaborative action, which has received funding from the European Union, in the framework of the Health Programme. EPHECT focuses on consumer products, known to be potential sources of hazardous and other health relevant air pollutants in dwellings. The main aim is to identify and quantify a set of key indoor air pollutants and emerging pollutants emitted by a selection of consumer product classes, whilst simulating typical European use conditions. These outcomes of EPHECT will provide applicable tools to reduce the risk associated to the indoor use of consumer products and will lead to a healthier indoor environment for citizens.


    Sinphonie The SINPHONIE project (Schools Indoor Pollution and Health: Observatory Network in Europe) is a complex research project covering the areas of health, environment, transport and climate change and aimed at improving air quality in schools and kindergartens. The project is implemented under a European Commission service contract (DG Sanco, Health and Consumer Protection Directorate).


    Officair OFFICAIR is a European collaborative project, which has received funding from the European Union, in the 7th Framework Program under the Theme: ENV.2010.1.2.2-1. The overall objective of the OFFICAIR project is twofold. Firstly, to establish a framework that will provide new knowledge in terms of databases, modelling tools and assessment methods towards an integrated approach in assessing the health risk from indoor air pollution, focusing on modern office buildings. Secondly, to support current EU policies, such as, the Thematic Strategy on Air Pollution and the European Environment and Health Strategy and Action Plan.


    Inflame The main research goal of INFLAME (Marie Curie Initial Training Network) is to further understanding of how and to what extent flame retardant (FR) chemicals used in every-day consumer goods and construction materials enter humans and of the risk to health that such exposure presents. Our vision is that this enhanced understanding will inform assessment of risk associated both with recent and current-use flame retardant chemicals, and of those under development, and ultimately lead to more sustainable approaches to meeting fire safety regulations.


    BBRI “Horizontal evaluation method for the implementation of the Construction Products Directive”

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