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EFA: Report on the EP event "Indoor air quality and health-based ventilation guidelines’’

The HealthVent event at the EP on 20 February organised by the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA), a HealthVent project partner, gathered participants to share their ideas on the project.

At the event, participants agreed that coordinated actions should be launched towards both outdoor and indoor air on the principle that it is the “same air” that affects human health. The HealthVent guidelines must be the starting point for further initiatives aimed at integrating health evidence in all existing and future policies on indoor air quality.

The EU Year of Air 2013 appears as a chance for a real revision of EU policy on air pollution and the launch of a Green Paper on indoor air quality, by placing public health benefits in the centre of all initiatives.

The full report of the event is available for download here.

Last updated on 10 April 2013

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