New publication: Combined or multiple exposure to health stressors in indoor built environments

Millions of citizens within the WHO European Region spend most of their time indoors. Although the quality of indoor environments has improved over recent decades, a range of health risks still exists and most of them are either directly or indirectly related to the quality of the building. However, as the evidence is often restricted to health effects of individual risk factors, much less information is available regarding the effects of combined or multiple exposure.

This report aims to explore and shed light on the links between different exposure stressors and modifiers people confront in residential dwellings, day care centers, schools and kindergartens. It summarizes a systematic review of literature and project reports presenting evidence on multiple or combined risk exposure in indoor built environments, covering the range of health risks encountered.