The report points out that individuals spend up to 90% of their time indoors and that indoor air quality is often poorer than outdoor air, even in urban areas.
The committee acknowledges that combating poor indoor air quality will necessitate a "mobilisation" of public and private bodies that have been, thus far, largely exempt from efforts to reduce air pollution. The report also argues that a broader air pollution policy must be complemented by an increase in publicly-available data, perhaps provided by programmes that would measure air quality in people's homes and work places, as well as a coordinated research programme into the public health impacts of poor air quality.
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