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


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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  • Member publication
Other authors:
  • Michelle Parkouda
  • Inbal Marcovitch
  • Canada