Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality requires attention because this is where people spend most of their time.

Several household consumer products emit chemicals into air, for instance cleaning products, floor care products, furniture and household fabrics, air fresheners, glues, paints, paint strippers, personal care products, printed matter, electronic equipment, candles and incense.

The assurance of safe aerosol products on the market is a basic requirement for the aerosol industry. This is why several projects were launched to provide a first useful and pragmatic tool to the Industry.

The BAMA/FEA Indoor Air Model is a simple yet powerful tool independently validated by experts from BRE (UK) actively involved in writing international standards for the measurement and control of indoor air pollutants. They concluded that the Model “can be used to predict the concentration of aerosol components within a room following a suitable time interval after spraying”.

The tool can rapidly generate predicted concentrations for a wide range of aerosol products and is available free of charge on BAMA website.

The Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP) of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) welcomed the BAMA/FEA Indoor Air Model and could consider including it in the GlobalExpoFrame System (GExFrame), a user-friendly web-based software system that houses scientific data and models, particularly those relevant to estimating consumer products’ exposures to chemicals.