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Indoor air quality

In Norway, we spend about 90% of our time indoors. Thus, it is important to provide a good indoor climate that promotes good health and well-being.

NILU offers measurements and assessments of the indoor climate adapted to different types of buildings, such as offices, hospitals, schools, museums, libraries and archives. The measurements may include pollution from both outdoor and indoor sources, ranging from NO2, O3, sulphur dioxide (SO2) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde, organic acids, and ammonia to various climate parameters.

Indoor climate is important for health, well-being, productivity and learning. Poor indoor climate can contribute to illness and increased health problems, and children and people with respiratory diseases, allergies and other hypersensitivity are extra vulnerable. Healthy people may also experience recurrent respiratory infections, headaches, tiredness, sore mucous membranes and reduced concentration and working ability when they spend a lot of time in buildings with poor indoor climate.