Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/23881
Title: Evaluation of health benefits for improving indoor air quality in workplace
Authors: Chau, CK
Hui, WK
Tse, MS
Keywords: Economic valuation
Exposures
Indoor air quality
Offices
Time activity
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
Source: Environment international, 2007, v. 33, no. 2, p. 186-198 How to cite?
Journal: Environment International 
Abstract: In contrast to a majority of reported damage-cost literature being focused on outdoor pollution, this paper describes the development of a protocol that links population exposure data with reported epidemiological concentration-response coefficients. A change in indoor particulate level is expressed as a change in total exposure levels, which is then linked with a corresponding change in ambient particulate concentrations before evaluating the associated health benefits. In this study, the development of protocol is illustrated by using a typical office building environment and daily time activity patterns of office occupants in Hong Kong. Our results indicate that some benefit gains for the owners-employers and the society would be anticipated if certain filter set configurations had been adopted. However, the amount of benefit gains for the owners-employers is shown to be increased with the average salary level of employees and the duration of their stay in offices.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/23881
DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2006.09.007
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