Indoor Air Quality
Simple Steps to Better Air Quality
Principal authors Kristy Matte, Eco Balance Sustainable Design Consultancy; and Geoff Milne.
This article is a good explanation of how to improve indoor air quality. Download PDF
How and Why Potted Plants Really do Clean Indoor Air
Margaret Burchett Ronald Wood, Ralph Orwell Jane Tarran, Fraser Torpy Ralph Alquezar
Over 80 % of Australians live in cities, where we spend about 90% of our time indoors. A number of studies have shown that indoor air generally contains higher levels of contaminants than outdoor air - often several times higher concentrations. Over 350 VOCs have been identified in indoor air, and although usually in very low concentrations, they are now recognized as causative agents of ‘sick-building syndrome’ or ‘building-related illness’ - symptoms including headaches, sore eyes or throat, loss of concentration, nausea & breathing problems. Download PDF