IAQ Study Finds Green Apartments Healthier for Renters

IAQ Study Finds Green Apartments Healthier for Renters

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 7:00am

CAMPAIGN: Indoor Air Quality


A study published last year says IAQ is an important predictor of health, especially among low-income residents. The study found green apartments healthier than conventional ones.

Over the course of two years, the Harvard School of Public Health conducted and sampled environments and studied the results of home inspections and health questionnaires done with families in green and conventional (control) apartments in two public housing developments.

Some of those surveyed moved from conventional to green housing and vice versa during the study. This allowed researchers to not only compare household types but also the changes that took place when residents moved from one type of housing to the other.