Acceptability of clean air and air polluted by building materials was studied in climate chambers with different levels of air temperature and humidity in the ranges 18-28°C and 30-70%. The immediate acceptability after entering a chamber and the acceptability during a 20-minute whole-body exposure were assessed by 36 untrained subjects. The results confirm the significant decrement of air acceptability with increasing temperature and humidity shown in a previous study with face exposures. No significant difference was observed between the immediate acceptability and the acceptability after a 20-minute exposure, i.e. no adaptation took place. Both the immediate assessment of acceptability and the assessments during the 20-minute exposure were independent of the air temperature and humidity to which the subjects were exposed before entering the chamber.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of Healthy Buildings/IAQ' 97|
|Place of Publication||Washington D.C.|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
|Event||Healthy Builidngs/IAQ' 97 - Washington D.C.|
Duration: 1 Jan 1997 → …
|Conference||Healthy Builidngs/IAQ' 97|
|Period||01/01/1997 → …|