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Spring cleaning - making the air worse?
11:00am Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
SCIENTISTS at Essex University are investigating how cleaning creates poor air quality in our homes.
The research, led by Professor Ian Colbeck and Dr Corinne Whitby, is part of a €3m EU-funded project to look at indoor air quality and how it affects people living and working in those environments.
The team will look at the impact of cooking, cleaning and movement and it is hoped the findings could have an impact on hospitals and how viruses spread.
Researchers are working with ten partners from across Europe as part of the four-year project, and as part of the scheme a PhD student from Essex will do a work placement with a European company involved with environment monitoring of particles of air.