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ISSN: 2165-784X

Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering
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Indoor Air Quality: Current Status, Missing Links and Future Road Map for India

Radha Goyal1, Mukesh Khare2 and Prashant Kumar3,4*
1CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Delhi Zonal Laboratory, CSIR R&D Centre, Naraina Industrial Area, Delhi, India
2Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, India
23JCEE Executive Editor, Division of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS), University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom
4Environmental Flow (EnFlo) Research Centre, FEPS, University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 XH, United Kingdom
Corresponding Author : Prashant Kumar
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Received May 24, 2012; Accepted June 20, 2012; Published June 22, 2012
Citation: Goyal R, Khare M, Kumar P (2012) Indoor Air Quality: Current Status, Missing Links and Future Road Map for India. J Civil Environ Eng 2:118. doi:10.4172/2165-784X.1000118
Copyright: © 2012 Goyal R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Study of indoor air quality (IAQ) has received attention of the researchers and policy makers over the last several years due to its affiliation with the adverse health effects and occupants’ discomfort. This article focuses on the importance and need of IAQ studies in Indian rural and urban indoor environments. A number of questions in this context are posed and addressed, together with identifying the allied research gaps and missing links in the existing literature. Also discussed are the technical challenges to carry out the IAQ studies in India, and the initiatives and future road map required to overcome them.


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