AIVC Technical Note 68 (TN 68) "Residential Ventilation and Health” is one of the outcomes of the work performed under the framework of AIVC’s project “Ventilation & Health” and benefited from contributions by several authors and many structured discussions held during specific sessions at AIVC events. TN 68 summarised studies that prioritise pollutants in the indoor environment and presented a summary of pollutants driving the indoor health risks and their sources. The document also described methods to reduce exposures of contaminants using different control strategies with a special emphasis on the role of ventilation. To ease the dissemination of this key AIVC publication, the AIVC Board agreed to develop this Ventilation Information Paper (VIP) briefly presenting the technical note’s key outcomes.
The document starts with an overview of pollutants in domestic dwellings that have been measured, prioritizes pollutants for mitigation in the indoor environment and identifies potential health outcomes. Furthermore, it describes control strategies to reduce health effects from these and other pollutants, including different strategies to reduce exposure and the role of ventilation. The last part of the document lists the research needs.