Contribution of solid fuel, gas combustion, or tobacco smoke to indoor air pollutant concentrations in Irish and Scottish homes

S Semple, C Garden, M Coggins, K S Galea, P Whelan, H Cowie, A Sánchez-Jiménez, P S Thorne, J F Hurley, J G Ayres

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Abstract There are limited data describing pollutant levels inside homes that burn solid fuel within developed country settings with most studies describing test conditions or the effect of interventions. This study recruited homes in Ireland and Scotland where open combustion processes take place. Open combustion was classified as coal, peat, or wood fuel burning, use of a gas cooker or stove, or where there is at least one resident smoker. Twenty-four-hour data on airborne concentrations of particulate matter
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-223
Number of pages12
JournalIndoor Air
Issue number3
Early online date9 Nov 2011
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012



  • indoor
  • pollution
  • solid fuel
  • biomass
  • environmental tobacco smoke
  • homes
  • health

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