It is important for us to be sensitive about the effects and consequences of the school indoor air where children spend most of their time. In this study, it was aimed to develop Indoor Air Quality Index (IAQI) to evaluate indoor air quality in some schools and to use in related projects. This is a cross-sectional study conducted in schools in Kütahya province between 1-31 October 2018. In schools selected from rural and urban areas, temperature, humidity, PM2.5, PM10 and CO2 measurements were calculated in 5 buildings and 42 classrooms indoors. The IAQI was calculated by dividing PM2.5, PM10 and CO2 values by WHO criteria and taking the arithmetic average. Since temperature and humidity measurements are between normal values, they were not included in the calculation. As IAQI increases, indoor air quality is interpreted as bad. Average, median and standard deviation values were used in the evaluation of the measurement data and Spearman correlation analysis was used for the relationship. The average of the IAQI was 4.85±1.63. IAQI was found to be worse in the school located in the urban area, than the rural area (p=0.024). While there was no correlation between IAQI and volumes (cubic meters) of classrooms (r=0.156-p=0.331), it was found that the IAQI worsened as the class size increased (r=0.384-p=0.013). In our study, the IAQI value was higher in the urban area and in crowded classes. In our study, since the calculation of IAQI is made by using PM and CO2 values in indoor air, it can be said that it will be more beneficial to calculate by including biological and chemical pollutant parameters in different indoor environments.
|Konular||Halk ve Çevre Sağlığı|
: 6 Mart 2020
|Vancouver||Arıkan İ , Tekin Ö . PARTİKÜLER MADDE VE KARBONDİOKSİT İÇİN İÇ ORTAM HAVA KALİTESİ İNDEKSİ (İHKİ) HESAPLAMASI: OKUL ÖRNEĞİ / CALCULATION OF INDOOR AIR QUALITY INDEX (IAQI) FOR PARTICULATE MATTER AND CARBONDIOXIDE: A SCHOOL SAMPLE. ESTÜDAM Halk Sağlığı Dergisi. 2020; 5(2): 188-195.|