• De invloed van geluidsisolatie en ventilatiegedrag in woningen rond Schiphol op de kwaliteit van het binnenmilieu

      Strien RT; Douwes J; Brunekreef B; Universiteit Wageningen, Gezondheidsleer; LBM (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu RIVM, 2001-01-31)
      The effects on the homes' indoor environment of sound insulation and changed ventilation behaviour of the residents due to noise annoyance from road- and air traffic, was assessed in 92 homes in the vicinity of Schiphol Airport. Air concentrations of particulate matter (PM2.5), soot, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and volatile organic hydrocarbons were measured in the living room. In collected house-dust from the livingroom floor the content of endotoxins (from gram-negative bacteria), EPS(pen/asp) (from moulds), beta(1,3)glucane (from moulds) and house dust mite allergen (Der p 1) were measured. No statical significant differences in measured levels were found between homes with and homes without sound insulation. In addition, no statical significant differences in levels were found between homes of residents who had changed their ventilation behaviour and houses of residents who did not change. It is concluded that in the houses that were investigated, sound insulation or changed ventilation behaviour due to noise annoyance from road- and air traffic, did not result in different levels of contaminants in indoor air or house dust.