According to the National indoor air survey by Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, people believe that the health risks related to indoor air are greater and more serious than they are according to the research data. Finns’ knowledge and risk beliefs related to indoor air were surveyed for the first time.

Research on the subject is important, because differing beliefs on the role of indoor air in human health may cause confusion. Common understanding is also important for finding solutions to indoor air problems in buildings and treatment of people in health care.

Some degree of moisture damage can be found in almost all buildings, but only a small proportion increases the risk of asthma

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