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Air quality

The level of particulates, gases, vapors, pollens, and micro-organisms in the air; achieving and maintaining indoor air quality are sustainable design/building management objectives required to mitigate sick building syndrome, enhance amenity, and promote work environments.

indoor air quality

The quality of air inside a building; deemed to be acceptable by ASHRAE if it contains no contaminants at harmful concentrations, and if at least 80% or more of the people in the building who breathe this air do not express dissatisfaction with it.
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Number of days in 2013 when air quality was so poor it was potentially harmful to healthy people, based on Government's own air quality index
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Conducted by research teams at the American University of Beirut and Saint Joseph University, the study, "Beirut Air Quality Index," presents data gathered from across the capital during a two-year period
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Start protecting yourself from outdoor air pollution by consulting the Air Quality Index each day.
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With the air quality index this high, we want people to adjust outdoor activities.
Find out if the Air Quality Index is reported in your area, which will provide the previous day's information.
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