Authorities microbiological oriented approach creates confusion in Swedish buildings

THOMAS, ALSMO (2017) Authorities microbiological oriented approach creates confusion in Swedish buildings. In: Fifth International Conference on Advances in Bio-Informatics, Bio-Technology and Environmental Engineering - ABBE 2017, 02-03 September, 2017, Zurich, Switzerland.

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In the last decades problems with indoor air quality have increased in the Swedish housing, office and school buildings. The problem that is b eing addressed is the mucosal and respiratory symptoms, asthma, skin symptoms, fatigue and headaches, that is to say, a common health - problem that affects people. The Swedish authorities environmental reporting is communicated to the extent of the problem has been constant since the early 1990s. This is during a period of extensive efforts made and resources consumed both in research and through measures in the buildings to try to solve the current problem, but thus, efforts have not had the intended effect . There are basic questions about authorities management about the indoor air environment about indoor environment and t he aim of this project is to examine the relevance of the effected by the authorities. The project examines two areas, the microbial wor k model the authorities used for the indoor environment and the problem that the authorities claim about wood burning stoves in homes. The result shows that authorities action has created for a flawed model to be used. In addition, this model a) it is not possible to identify many of the real problems that exist in buildings, b) it often gives a wrong picture of the problem and c) it frighten many of those who live in the buildings. For Sweden it is a big issue, if the authorities really live up to what the government ordered them to do, with the environmental reporting, which has formulated as follows:  to provide a basis for setting priorities, which factors in indoor environment that has meaning and  to be a basis for a decision to promote a great developm ent from a health perspective.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mold investigators, Microbial investigation, Environmental investigators, Emissions measured
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2019 08:32
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2019 08:32

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