Excerpt: “Europeans spend most of their time in indoor environments and poor indoor air quality is responsible for 2 million disability adjusted life years (DALYs) lost in European Union (EU) every year.
The European Year of Air 2013 and the expected revision of the ambient air legislation mark an appropriate moment to stress the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and place it in the heart of the energy efficiency strategy. The HealthVent project on the Health-Based Ventilation Guidelines for Europe was launched in 2010 under the Programme of Community Action in the Field of Health 2008-2013 with the objective of developing guidelines for health-based ventilation for non-industrial buildings in Europe taking into consideration energy efficiency requirements. To present project results, an event was organised at the European Parliament in Brussels on February 20th, 2013. The event was hosted by Mrs Catherine Stihler, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), and was coordinated by EFA’s EU Policy Officer, Ms Roberta Savli, a partner in HealthVent project along with active contributions from the other members of the HealthVent consortium.”
Source:HealthVent and IAQ under the Second Programme of Community Action in the Field of Health, HealthVent,Suggested reading