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ISSN : 1738-4125(Print)
ISSN : 2287-7509(Online)
Journal of Odor and Indoor Environment Vol.3 No.1 pp.54-63

국내 일부 학교 교실의 실내공기질 평가

손종렬*, 윤승욱, 김윤신1), 노영만1), 이철민1), 손부순2), 양원호3), 이윤규4), 최한영5), 이진성6)
고려대학교 환경보건학과, 1)한양대학교 환경및산업의학연구소
2)순천향대 환경보건학과, 3)대구가톨릭대학교 산업보건학과, 4)한국건설기술연구원
5)서울보건대 환경보건학과, 6)서울시 교육청

Survey on the Indoor Air Quality of Some School Classrooms in Korea

Jong-Ryeul Sohn*, Seung-Wook Yoon, Yoon-Shin Kim1), Young-Man Roh1), Cheol-Min Lee1), Bu-Soon Son2), Won-Ho Yang3), Yun-Gyu Lee4), Han-Young Choi5), Jin-Sung Lee6)
Department of Environmental Health, Korea University
1)Institute of Environmental and Industrial Medicine, Hanyang University
2)Department of Environmental Health Science, Soonchunyang University,
3)Department of Occupational Health, Catholic University of Daegu,
4)Korea Institute of Construction Technology, 5)Department of Environmental Health,College of Seoul Health
6)Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education


Recently, indoor air quality (IAQ) in workplace, residence, and schools has been one of the major concernsof people, scientists and the related public. This study was performed to investigate the characteristics ofindoor air quality(IAQ) in kindergartens, elementary school, middle schools, and high schools from June 2004to May 2005 in Korea. We measured indoor air pollutants such as PM10, CO2, formaldehyde, total bacteriacolony(TBC), CO, radon, total volatile organic compounds(TVOCs), asbestos, and O3 from school classrooms.The subjects were classified by building year based on the time span of 1, 1 - 3, 3 - 5, and 5 - 10 years. Thelevels of pollutants and physical factor in schools were compared with standards and guidelines of indoor airquality on the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, and the Ministry of Education, andHuman Resources Development of Korea. The major results obtained from this study can be summarized asfollows. Asbestos and O3 were not detected in all surveyed classrooms. However, we were able to detectCO, TBC, TVOCs, and formaldehyde in kindergartens, TBC in elementary schools, TBC, TVOCs andformaldehyde in middle schools, and formaldehyde in high schools. This study was conducted to provide abasis for the management IAQ in school. Therefore, we suggest that a national plan for the management ofIAQ in school should be established through a long-term, continuous investigation for the proper assessmentof IAQ in school and for the health risk assessment for student.