A Breath of Fresh Air: How updating indoor air quality standards can improve employee health and productivity

Lead author: Michelle Parkouda       Year: 2017      

ISO R&I Team Summary

This publication provides a summary of research on air quality and ventilation, particularly as they relate to illness and workplace productivity.


Publication Abstract

This report details the significant cost of poor indoor air quality. Regulators reference air quality standards in regulations to safeguard employees.  However, this research demonstrates the benefits that can be realized from continuously updating air quality standards – including improved health and increased worker productivity and economic output.


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  • Publication type:

    • Member publication
  • Other authors:

    • Michelle Parkouda
    • Inbal Marcovitch
  • Countries:

    • Canada