The University of Aberdeen and the Institute of Occupational Medicine established the Scottish Centre for Indoor Air (SCIA) in 2009. This collaboration builds upon many years of joint working on research into exposure to chemicals in indoor air in both domestic and occupational environments.
SCIA involves a team of scientists with expertise in exposure
assessment, modelling, chemical analysis and evaluation of health
outcomes. We have experience of working closely with policy makers and a
broad spectrum of stake-holders with an interest in the effects of
indoor air pollution. In particular, we have played an important role in
much of the recent evaluation of the effects of smoke-free legislation
introduced in Scotland, England and other countries.Our work also
extends to using indoor air quality data to encourage behavioural change
and help reduce exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke.
also have a programme of research looking at the much higher
concentrations of indoor air pollutants found in homes using biomass
fuels across many less economically developed countries and our
experience has been used in studies in Uganda, Nepal, India and Malawi.
For further details of our work please contact either: