Good indoor air quality is healthy for both people and buildings

People have a fundamental right to good indoor air quality. We are making long-term efforts to advocate on indoor air quality matters in the Terveet tilat 2028 project and the Finnish Indoor Air and Health Programme:

  • Terveet tilat 2028 programme: workshops (Ministry for the Environment)
  • The Finnish Indoor Air and Health Programme: steering group and secretariat (National Institute for Health and Welfare THL)

The Finnish Respiratory Association coordinates (2020-2021) the Government’s research and research project “Helping and supporting those suffering from indoor air problems”. According to the final report of the project, indoor air quality is generally perceived as good or very good at the population level. However, at least 40 percent of all detached houses have either moisture damage or need for additional investigation in risk structures.

There is a need to increase citizens’ knowledge about housing and indoor air and to improve access to reliable and accurate information. The resources for advising the authorities need to be increased and the competence of experts needs to be ensured in society.

We are also participating in the indoor air quality working group of the Skin and Allergy Hospital.

Our building repair experts are involved in the following groups:

  • Regional cooperation groups: Oulu region, Uusimaa, Jyväskylä
  • Cooperation group for building repair experts