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Inomhus- och arbetsmiljön i grund- och gymnasieskolan: En studie i Malå och Norsjö kommuner
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Indoor environment in schools : a study in the municipality of Malå and Norsjö (Sweden) (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine the school environment in the municipalities of Malå and Norsjö. The study focused on cleaning, ventilation, classroom noise and illumination which are the most important factors for a good indoor climate and a good working environment in school. The study was performed by inspection of school buildings, questionnaire among school children and measurements of CO2. The result showed that all the visited schools did not meet the Swedish standards for cleaning and ventilation, also sound environment and the illumination had inadequacies in some of the classes. The result also showed that the majority of the pupils were satisfied with the indoor climate and working environment. Of the total percentage of pupils surveyed, 35% of the pupils were unsatisfied with the cleanliness of the toilets and 44% reported that the sound level is perceived as disturbing. The measurements of CO2 showed that all schools had concentrations (ranging from 541-926 ppm) below the Swedish standard (1 000 ppm), nevertheless there was indications that these concentrations may increase during a day. In conclusion this study showed that the indoor environment in the visited schools had inadequacies which may have a negative impact of the pupils. To avoid unhealthy, and from a public health perspective, these inadequacies should be attended.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 27 p.
Keyword [en]
indoor climate, indoor air pollution, noise, illumination, school children
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-96250OAI: diva2:763167
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2014-11-14 Created: 2014-11-13 Last updated: 2014-11-14Bibliographically approved

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