Scientists found that the damage caused by air coming from offices is comparable to car exhaust 23:43

American scientists from Purdue University in Indiana have discovered high levels of pollution in the air coming from office buildings in cities. The research was published in the scientific journal magazine Cell Reports Sustainability (CRS).

The analysis showed that business centers saturate the urban atmosphere with volatile organic compounds (VOCs), many of which are harmful to human health.

The study found indoor VOC concentrations were 2 to 15 times higher than outdoors, and VOC emissions from buildings per unit area were comparable to vehicular, industrial and biogenic emissions.

The team found that offices continue to be significant sources of reactive monoterpene and siloxane release into the environment. Siloxanes are widely used in deodorants, perfumes, lotions and hair care products.

According to scientists, this discovery raises questions about the feasibility of installing filtration systems in ventilation outlets where air exits office complexes.

Previous researchers I learnedGreenery along highways removes more than a third of pollutants from automobile emissions in the air.

What are you thinking?

Source: Gazeta


More from author

Putin announced the details of the new agreement with North Korea 12:30

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the comprehensive partnership agreement signed between the Russian Federation and North Korea provides for mutual assistance in case...

Investment strategist predicts yuan, dollar and euro rates for next week 12:33

Next week, the yuan exchange rate will approach 12 rubles, and futures contracts for the dollar and euro will approach 85 rubles. and...

Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation announced the main trends in legal proceedings 12:32

The inclusion of digital technologies in judicial processes increases the accessibility of justice for citizens, eliminates paperwork and shortens the time for considering cases,...

NATO agrees to accelerate training of Ukrainian army 12:38

NATO command will accelerate the training of the Ukrainian army. writes about this RIA News in your material. The organization hopes that accelerated training...