Improving Indoor Air Quality For Better Health: Key Factors That Impact Indoor Air and How To Address Them

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Our homes, workplaces and schools are foundational to our well-being, providing shelter, comfort, security, and space for learning, collaboration and socialization. As we spend more time indoors due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the quality of our indoor air has become more important than ever. Ensuring that the air we breathe is clean and free of harmful pathogens and pollutants can help protect us against the novel coronavirus, and promote overall health and well-being.

This white paper provides an overview of key indoor air pathogens and pollutants in spaces where we spend most of our time — homes, schools and workplaces — with special consideration given to Covid-19. It also discusses the associations between both poor and good indoor air quality on health and performance outcomes in residents, students and employees. Finally, it offers guidance on what factors to consider when choosing an air purifier, and what air purification technology solutions are most suitable for particular environments and situations.