Recommendations for research

The guideline committee has made the following recommendations for research.

Key recommendations for research

1 Health impact of air pollutants at home

What is the health impact of exposure to individual air pollutants alone or combined with each other in the home?

To find out why the committee made the research recommendation on the health impact of air pollutants at home, see the rationale and impact sections on raising awareness of poor indoor air quality in the home and advice and information for the general population.

2 Effective interventions to improve indoor air quality for people without pre‑existing health conditions

What is the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of interventions to improve indoor air quality at home for people without pre‑existing health conditions?

To find out why the committee made the research recommendation on effective interventions to improve indoor air quality in the healthy population, see the rationale and impact sections on advice and information for the general population and healthcare professionals.

3 Air exchange rate and the quality of indoor air at home

What is the minimum air exchange rate to minimise the health effects of poor indoor air quality in the home?

To find out why the committee made the research recommendation on air exchange rate and good air quality, see rationale and impact.

4 Impact of building materials on indoor air quality

What are the emission profiles of indoor air pollutants released from building materials in a lived‑in home environment?

To find out why the committee made the research recommendation on the health impact of building materials, see rationale and impact.

5 Raising awareness of the health risks of damp and mould at home

What interventions are effective and cost effective at raising awareness of the health risks of damp and mould in the home?

To find out why the committee made the research recommendation on effective strategies for raising awareness, see rationale and impact.

Other recommendations for research

Damp and mould in the home

How can damp and mould in the home be prevented?

How is damp and mould in the home best identified?

How is damp and mould in the home best fixed?

How can tenants be best made aware of whose responsibility it is to make any changes needed as a result of damp and mould in the home?

To find out why the committee made the research recommendations about damp and mould, see evidence review 4: strategies for raising awareness.

  • Public Health England
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)