Researchers Examine Impacts of Indoor Air Quality on Quality of Life

An article in the Journal of Architectural Engineering’s December 2020 issue examines “indoor air pollution and its effect on quality of life.” Specifically, it endeavored to “move beyond physical health and associate indoor air pollution to reduced psychological and social wellbeing.” In order to carry out the study, researchers monitored homes for samples of carbon dioxide, particulate matter, black carbon, and more. They also administered a quality-of-life survey to the same homes. Their analysis “revealed a significant relationship between indoor PM and individual [quality of life] dimensions….but there was not a dominant effect on the overall QOL score.” The researchers encourage additional studies on indoor air quality and its effects on emotional and social wellbeing.

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