Indoor Air Quality in the Home

65% of homeowners in the UK have experienced the signs of poor indoor air quality in their home. It’s time to tackle indoor air pollution and improve our homes and buildings.

We spend 90% of our time indoors and around 16 hours a day in our homes, breathing in air that can be up to 50 times more polluted than outdoor air and contain up to 900 potentially dangerous chemicals and particles. In our new video titled “Indoor Air Quality in the Home,” we aim to raise awareness and inform homeowners of the range of serious health problems that come as a consequence of deteriorating indoor air quality in UK homes and buildings.

In a recent poll of UK homeowners commissioned by BEAMA, it was found that:

  • 65% had experienced the signs of poor indoor air quality in their home
  • 80% of respondents thought that indoor air quality was either as important to their health, or more important than outdoor air
  • 65% would be willing to pay a small premium for a house with effective ventilation that maintained good indoor air quality
  • 73% thought that poor indoor air quality should be a health priority for the government.

Around 65% of homes in the UK are estimated to suffer from poor indoor air quality because of inadequate ventilation.

Properly installed effective ventilation can help to maintain good indoor air quality by preventing the build-up of pollutants in the home. To read a full guide on ventilation, visit: For more information on ventilation providers, visit:

Colin Timmins of BEAMA said: “Poor indoor air quality is an issue that could have serious health consequences if we do not act together – as homeowners, industry and government. While we are working with industry and government to deliver better ventilation systems in UK homes, householders also need to be aware of the impact they are having on their own indoor air, what this could mean for them and the steps they can take to improve it.”

To watch the full video on Youtube click here.

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