Indoor Air Quality

photo credit Josh Grant

In developed societies, humans spend the vast majority of their time indoors. Building materials emit a wide range of air pollutants and their precursors into the indoor environment, as do the animals and pests that share these buildings. Domestic activities,Indoor Dust Mitesuch as cooking and cleaning, contribute to household pollutants, as do a wide range of commercial and industrial emissions in the workplace. UC Davis students, staff and faculty collaborate to:

  • measure pollutants in the indoor environment
  • understand the exposures of individuals to these pollutants
  • characterize the health effects that they elicit