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Indoor Air Quality Between Textiles’ Treatment And Human Health

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Amany Mashhour Hendy, Dalia Kamal Bakr



Indoor Air Quality, Indoor Air Pollutants, Textiles’ Treatment, Sustainability, Human Health, Furnishing textiles, Toxic materials.



Indoor air quality is a global demand and one of the most important benefits in achieving the principles of sustainability. Textiles used in interior spaces such as beds’ and seats’ covering, , curtains, carpets and interior decoration as well as thermal insulation or protection from moisture considered one of the reasons for indoor air pollution. These textiles were treated by poisonous chemicals in dyeing, printing and finishing processes to impart a required functional property to the fabric such as making cotton fabrics wrinkle free, flame retardant, water repellent, waterproof, anti-static, anti-bacterial.. etc. Interior textiles were subjected to different types of physical and chemical treatments in which these treatments may be emitted in indoor spaces due to factors of air movement, temperature rise and friction. Thus, the intensive usage of these textiles within the indoor spaces may affect indoor air quality. Research problem can be stated in the modern technology of textile treatment used in interior spaces which has a detrimental effect on indoor air quality. Also, are there some methods that must be followed to reduce pollution emitting from these fabrics? and Are there some fabrics should be forbidden in some internal spaces which may depend on the internal space itself, number of ventilation times inside the space and activities that are practiced within the space? This research aims to determine the amount of pollutants that may be spread in the internal space resulting from the uses of treated textiles through surveys and analytical studies.



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