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Emerging pollutants in non-industrial indoor environment

8-9 June 2015, Kjeller, Norway



Exposure to semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in non-industrial indoor air and dust is an important exposure pathway for humans, since we spend a high proportion of our time in indoor environments – and the levels of some SVOCs are often higher indoors than outdoors. Despite this, there is still lack of knowledge on the occurrence and distribution of emerging SVOCs in non-industrial indoor environments, as well as about the relationship between occurrence/levels of SVOCs and building materials/house contents.

This workshop was organised as part of the programme of activities of the NORMAN Working Group 6 on Chemicals of Emerging Concern (CECs) in non-industrial Indoor Environments.

The workshop gathered more than 50 experts from the scientific community in the field of CECs in indoor environments, experts from the building and consumer articles sectors and stakeholders/regulatory authorities.

The main objective of the discussion was to identify current state-of-the-art plus gaps and needs within the research field of CECs, covering both “old” and “emerging” SVOCs and NVOCs in non-industrial indoor environments, with a view to promote exchange of knowledge/information among the different stakeholders.

After the workshop (on 10 June) the meeting for members of the NORMAN WG on Indoor Environment took place.

Programme of the workshop

Workshop presentations

Workshop report