A Study on Indoor Air Quality of Urban Residential Buildings in China

Hiroshi Yoshino, Junhong Zhao, Yasuko Yoshino, Kazukiyo Kumagai, Yueyong Ni, Zhenhai Li, Jing Liu, Takayuki Shigeno, Hiroyuki Miyasaka, Yukio Yanagisawa

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The purpose of this survey was to examine the actual conditions of residential indoor air quality in urban areas in China. In this survey, the concentrations of about 16 volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and two carbonyl compounds were measured at 75 apartments in seven Chinese cities, viz., Urumqi, Harbin, Beijing, Shanghai, Changsha, Chongqing, and Kunming. In this paper, the measurement results for six VOCs and two carbonyl compound concentrations are summarized. It was found that the average concentrations of benzene, toluene, and formaldehyde were relatively high.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-500
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • China
  • Field measurement
  • Indoor air quality
  • Urban residential building

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Cultural Studies
  • Building and Construction
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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