Impact of temperature and humidity on acceptability of indoor air quality during immediate and longer whole-body exposures

Lei Fang, Geo Clausen, Povl Ole Fanger

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Healthy Buildings/IAQ' 97
    Place of PublicationWashington D.C.
    Publication date1997
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    EventHealthy Builidngs/IAQ' 97 - Washington D.C.
    Duration: 1 Jan 1997 → …


    ConferenceHealthy Builidngs/IAQ' 97
    CityWashington D.C.
    Period01/01/1997 → …

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