Each month we publish a newsletter titled IAQ Website of the Month. The excerpt below was originally published in the January 2012 newsletter.
We know that the quality of indoor air affects our health. However, the exact mechanism for some contaminants is poorly understood. Therefore, I love reading research papers that better connect indoor air quality with health effects.
This month’s featured website has an excellent listing of articles establishing the health effects of problem buildings. The website is from the organization Global Indoor Health Network (GIHN). Membership in the organization is free and is split between professionals (such as doctors and engineers) and individuals who have been personally affected by IAQ problems.
The GIHN website includes 300+ links to different research papers, with the majority of articles related to mold and damp buildings. The links are listed in alphabetical order, and cover three web pages (A-F, G-M, N-Z). However, my favorite part of the website is the excellent summary of the most important documents on the Health Effects page.
The organization also has other great information throughout the website, including a newsletter that highlights recent news stories. To visit this IAQ Website of the Month, please visit: Global Indoor Health Network.
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