Air quality


Indoor and outdoor air quality

Environmental pollution implies a significant health risk since the population is exposed to risk factors both in the workplace and at homes, the external environment and the community in general.


Based on estimates from the World Health Organization made in 2016, air pollution in cities and rural areas around the world causes 4.2 million premature deaths per year.


As a result, the regulation of outdoor air pollution has increased over the past few years. In addition, and taking into account that people spend about eighty percent of their daily time in closed environments, also with the presence of pollutants, there is a growing concern about indoor air quality, which has led to an increase in the number of studies that are carried out.


The National Institute for Silicosis has the technical and human resources to perform environmental, epidemiological and medical studies on the evaluation of air quality, both indoor and outdoor.