Indoor Air Quality Report

Date published: 
23 May 2018

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has commissioned a report on indoor air quality to review existing evidence and investigate the level of indoor air pollution in London’s schools. 

The average person spends over 90 per cent of their time indoors. That means the quality of air people breathe inside is vital for their health and wellbeing. Despite this fact, people are far less aware of indoor air pollution than outdoor air pollution.

It’s very important that the school environment protects children’s health and does not increase exposure to air pollution. School-aged children spend a great deal of time inside school buildings and they’re more vulnerable to airborne pollutants than adults.

The Mayor’s study on indoor air quality in London’s schools provides an extensive literature review on the subject and consists of six case studies: five of primary state schools and one of a nursery.