Chapter 8: Interior Design

It is now generally agreed that providing good indoor air quality is critical to asthma and allergy prevention and the minimisation of other health effects such as headaches and nausea. Some of the synthetic products used in the 1960s and 70s have proved to have adverse environmental and health effects. Examples include paints and varnishes containing high levels of VOCs, which can cause headaches and, when released to atmosphere, contribute to the formation of photochemical smog associated with respiratory diseases.

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