BSRIA has announced the release of a new topic guide on the subject of indoor air quality (IAQ), which is available to download free from its website.

The BSRIA Topic Guides are designed to be an at-a-glance publication introducing readers to key industry topics and suggesting further reading.

The guide is aimed at those looking for introductory information about indoor air quality including definition, history and prevalence. There is also information on types of contaminants and their exposure limits, as well as providing readers with a useful site map.

Commentary is provided by BSRIA's asset performance team leader, Blanca Beato-Arribas, who said: "People spend approximately 80% of their time indoors. There is enough evidence that links poor air quality with permanent damages to health or even death. Therefore, we should be aware of the quality of the air that we breathe both at home and at work, and ensuring good indoor air quality at work should be a priority for employers."

TG12/2016 ‘At a Glance’ – Indoor Air Quality is now free to download from the BSRIA website for members and non-members alike at