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Identification of chemical and biological determinants, their sources, and strategies to promote healthier homes in Europe

Descripción del proyecto

Mejorar la calidad del aire interior para lograr unos hogares y una Europa más saludables

Permitir que los hogares logren la contaminación cero tiene múltiples beneficios para la salud de todos los europeos, especialmente para nuestros niños. Este es el objetivo del equipo del proyecto INQUIRE, financiado con fondos europeos. Proporcionará los conocimientos, las herramientas y las medidas necesarias para mejorar significativamente la calidad del aire en interiores. En particular, la investigación tanto sobre los determinantes peligrosos como sus fuentes, factores de riesgo y efectos se centrará en los bebés y niños pequeños de hasta cinco años. El trabajo incluirá la toma de muestras no invasivas y el seguimiento de más de doscientos hogares en ocho países durante un mes. Los resultados fundamentarán las recomendaciones basadas en pruebas empíricas y respaldarán un aprovechamiento beneficioso por parte de la industria y los responsables políticos.

Objetivo

INQUIRE aims to protect citizen health by providing knowledge, tools, and measures to substantially improve indoor air quality (IAQ). We will conduct research and evaluate innovative actions to reduce hazardous chemical and biological determinants in homes, positively impacting the health of residents. INQUIRE will focus particularly on infants and young children (<5 years old) as highly sensitive groups that spend a substantial time in the home environment. INQUIRE will comprehensively advance our understanding of the determinants of IAQ in homes by implementing innovative, low-cost, non-invasive sampling strategies (sensors, indoor/outdoor passive sampling, urine biomonitoring) to characterize determinants of household IAQ and their importance to human exposure. To capture the breath of IAQ determinants across Europe, the study will monitor for one month over 200 homes distributed across 8 countries, covering a gradient of conditions in each country. Tiered high-resolution chemical and biological screening techniques and wide-scope holistic characterisation of hazards will provide a comprehensive assessment of the determinants of IAQ. Multifaceted data analysis techniques (including machine learning, exposure modelling, geospatial analysis), will link chemical, biological and toxicity profiles with drivers of IAQ to identify sources and prioritize pollutants. Source identification will feed directly into the testing of both novel technologies and readily deployable strategies to improve IAQ, resulting in evidence-based recommendations and a draft of policy strategy for developing IAQ standards. INQUIREs Open Science approach and generated FAIR data on hazardous determinants, their effects, risk factors and sources will endorse continuous exploitation of results. Open dissemination of generated knowledge will raise citizen awareness while exploitation by industry and policy makers will endorse a transition towards homes with zero pollution. The project INQUIRE is part of the European cluster on indoor air quality and health (name and acronym to be decided)

Coordinador

STIFTELSEN NILU
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 1 181 168,00
Dirección
INSTITUTTVEIEN 18
2027 Kjeller
Noruega

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Región
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Enlaces
Coste total
€ 1 181 168,75

Participantes (14)

Socios (6)