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

Description du projet

Améliorer la qualité de l’air intérieur pour une maison et une Europe plus saines

Permettre aux foyers de parvenir à une pollution zéro présente de multiples avantages pour la santé de tous les Européens, et notamment des enfants. C’est l’objectif du projet INQUIRE, financé par l’UE. Il fournira les connaissances, les outils et les mesures nécessaires pour améliorer sensiblement la qualité de l’air intérieur. La recherche sur les déterminants dangereux et leurs sources, les facteurs de risque et les effets se concentrera en particulier sur les nourrissons et les jeunes enfants jusqu’à cinq ans. Le travail comprendra un échantillonnage et une surveillance non invasifs de plus de 200 foyers dans huit pays pendant un mois. Les résultats permettront de formuler des recommandations fondées sur des preuves et de soutenir une exploitation bénéfique par l’industrie et les décideurs.

Objectif

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)

Coordinateur

STIFTELSEN NILU
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 1 181 168,00
Adresse
INSTITUTTVEIEN 18
2027 Kjeller
Norvège

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Région
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Liens
Coût total
€ 1 181 168,75

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