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ARIA - How indoor air quality can affect children allergies and asthma

INEGI - Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Project classification

Scientific area

3.3 Health sciences


Public and environmental health

Project description

Project title

ARIA - How indoor air quality can affect children allergies and asthma

Scientific Coordinator's name:

Eduardo de Oliveira Fernandes

Scientific Coordinator's e-mail:

Principal R&D Unit:

Energy and Built Environment Group

Other R&D Units involved in the project:

Other R&D units involved in the project

Project keyword(s)

indoor air; children; asthma; allergy; schools; health risk assessment

Short abstract and comments

Collaborative Project: EPIUnit (ISPUP); CINTESIS (FMUP); LEPABE (FEUP) Overal Aim: The aim of project ARIA (2013-2015) was to contribute towards a better understanding of the effects of the exposure to schools\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' indoor air on children’s health, taking also into account the contribution of the home environment. More specifically, it aimed at 1) investigating the role of the indoor environment in schools and homes on children’s health; 2) identifying technical solutions which safeguard the health of children in schools. Main Competences: • Risk assessment of human indoor exposure to physical, chemical and biological parameters in school and residential buildings; • Elaboration and validation of tools to characterize, typify and control causes and sources of indoor air quality problems in the built environment associated to the most prevalent respiratory health effects. Main Deliverables: Development, dissemination and application of new knowledge in the public health domain, stimulating research and training of excellence, in order to improve and protect human population health.

Potential uses/indications

Informing relevant stakeholders (e.g. municipalities; medical doctors; building designers and managers (responsible for the design, construction and renovation of buildings); teachers and general public.



Partner Status: Seeking Partners?


Project weblink

Grant number (QREN, FP7, Eureka, etc)

FCT (PTDC/DTP-SAP/1522/2012 FCOMP-01- 0124-FEDER-028797)

Last edited on

2016-05-03 13:33:12

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