With the aim of protecting human health as well as mitigating global climate change, World Health Organization has published new global air Quality Guidelines
, which recommend reducing levels of key air pollutants. Since the last update published by the WHO in 2005, there is evidence that shows how air pollution affects different aspects of health in lower concentrations.
WHO present these guidelines as an essential step in a global response to the creation of policies to improve air quality and that they warn that exceeding these new levels of air quality can harm the health risk.
In these guidelines, WHO focuses on 6 pollutants, which are considered to have a more harmful effect on health. These pollutants are: particles (specifically particles equal to or less than 10 and 2.5 microns in diameter), ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide, which can cause serious respiratory impacts and lung diseases.
Indoor air pollution in buildings also represents a risk for people, for this reason, we want to recommend the book "Buildings and Health: reinventing the habitat with people in mind
" published by the Consejo General de la Arquitectura Técnica de España (CGATE), Green Building Council España (GBCe) and Clúster de Hábitat Eficiente (AEICE)
, which, in its chapter 2, incorporates a section on indoor air quality in buildings. CAATEEB
has also participated.
The Recinto Modernista Sant Pau has prepared for this autumn a cycle of dialogues related to health and sustainability. We encourage you to follow the talk about health in cities scheduled for next October 20 at 6:00 p.m.
You can find all the information and sign up for the conference at the link: