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An article on the HESEINT study appears today on the more diffuse and authoritative Italian Newspaper, Il Corriere della Sera !

You can find it here !

 

HESE at the Healthy Buildings PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 06 August 2006

 Data from the HESE study were presented at the Healthy Buildings conference, Lisboa June 4-8, 2006

 

  Norbäck, D., Sestini, P., Elfman, L., Wieslander, G., Sigsgaard, T., Canciani, M., Ciarliegio, G., Annesi-Maesano, I., Nystad, W. and Viegi, G. (2006) Health Effects of the School Environment (HESE): Indoor Environment in Primary Schools in Italy, France, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, Healthy Buildings HB 2006, Lisboa, Portugal.

 Summary: The aim was to study the indoor environment in primary schools in Europe, in an EU-funded project. None of the schools in Italy and France had a mechanical ventilation system, while most of the schools in Denmark, Norway and Sweden had mechanical ventilation. Observed building dampness was very rare. The CO2 levels were often between 2000- 3500 ppm in the Italian and French schools, lower in Denmark and mostly below 1000 ppm in Norway and Sweden. Levels of ultra-fine particles (UFP) were mostly lower indoors than outdoor, except in Italian schools where consumption or oranges caused temporary high UFP levels. Cat (Fel d 1) and dog allergens (Can f 1 ) in settled dust were common in all countries,while  horse allergen-(Equ cx) was more frequent in Sweden. The Italian schools had 5-10 times higher concentration of cat and dog allergen in the air, because of the low air exchange rate. In conclusion, pet allergen contamination is common in Europe, and there is a need to improve the ventilation in many schools. 

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