Population exposure to various air pollutants is likely to be higher in the indoor micro-environment than outdoors due to the amount of time people spend there. Consequently, indoor air quality has drawn considerable attention in recent years. There are noticeable differences in the types and strength of air pollution sources across the globe and they are closely linked to socio-economic developments. Typically higher indoor concentrations occur in developing rather than developed countries. The types, concentration, and sources of indoor air pollutants vary considerably from one micro-environment to another. Hence, an understanding of the concentration of pollutants in different micro-environments is of great importance for improving exposure estimates and, in turn, for developing efficient control strategies to reduce human exposure and health risk.
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Colbeck, I., Nasir, Z.A. (2010). Indoor Air Pollution. In: Lazaridis, M., Colbeck, I. (eds) Human Exposure to Pollutants via Dermal Absorption and Inhalation. Environmental Pollution, vol 17. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-8663-1_2
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