Cox C W J, Bluyssen P M
Bibliographic info:
in: Healthy Buildings/IAQ 97, edited by J E Woods, D T Grimsrud and N Boschi, proceedings of a conference held Natcher Conference Center at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA, September 27 - October 2, 1997, Volume 1, pp 551-556

Ventilation systems may in some cases be a major contributor to indoor air pollution. Several studies have shown that the pollution mainly originates from the filters. Microbial growth in the filters is seen as a cause for this pollution. The sensory pollution from a standard glass fiber filter and a glass fiber filter treated to inhibit microbial growth (both EU7) were compared. No clear pattern was found in the influence of the filters on the sensory air quality. The differences between the two tested filters were not significant. Stopping the airflow through the filters led to a substantial increase of perceived air quality of the filters.