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Kemikalier i inomhusmiljö: En studie om attityder och kunskap om kemikalier i textilier och möbler
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The indoor environment consists mostly of textiles, which are associated to relatively high content of chemicals. Textile and furniture consumption have grown over the last decades leading to an increased chemical exposure. The aim of this study was to investigate the knowledge about the presence of chemicals in textiles and the behavior purchasing and disposing textiles and furniture. The target groups 20-30 years and 45-60 years were chosen to potentially detect differences between the groups. A web-based survey was distributed by e-mail to the target groups with equal education levels. The two age groups had a significant difference in knowledge about the chemical content in textiles and furniture with a higher awareness among the middle aged. They also validate the table of content before purchasing in higher extent. A significant difference was found between groups according to how they disposed furniture but not textiles. It was also no differences between groups according to purchasing behavior. All these factors contribute to difficulties to achieve the two environmental goals, Good built environment and Non-toxic Environment. Despite differences in knowledge the knowledge level is low in both groups, which may mean that the active choices will be low.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 14 p.
Keyword [en]
Sustainable consumption and production (SPC), toxins, textiles, furniture
National Category
Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-136899OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-136899DiVA: diva2:1114640
Subject / course
Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2017-06-26 Created: 2017-06-25 Last updated: 2017-06-26Bibliographically approved

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