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ISSN : 2288-9167(Print)
ISSN : 2288-923X(Online)
Journal of Odor and Indoor Environment Vol.14 No.3 pp.190-198

A study on the change of indoor air quality (IAQ) and health score measurement according to amount of indoor plants in the elementary school classrooms

Yoon-Kyung Gwak1·Ho-Hyun Kim2**·Si-Eun Lee3·Hye-Rim Son3·Kwang-Jin Kim4·Dong-Chun Shin5·Young-Wook Lim3
1Korea Radon Association
2Department of Integrated Environmental Systems, PyeongTaek University
3Institute for Environmental Research, Yonsei University college of Medicine
4National Institute of Horticultural & Herbal Science, Rural Development Administration
5Department of Preventive Medicine, Yonsei University college of Medicine
*Corresponding author Tel:+82-31-659-8308,
28 July, 2015 20 August, 2015 8 September, 2015


This study was conducted to evaluate the quality of indoor air and health-related parameters (allergicrhinoconjunctivitis) of subject of study (control group and sensitive group) in two schools. The schools werecategorized into two groups of newly-built school and the school older than 5 years. Removal of indoor pollutantwas investigated according to volume rates (0%, 1.5%, 3%) of indoor plants inside 3 classrooms respectively. Thechemicals of indoor environmental research were PM10, Volatile organic compounds (toluene and benzene),formaldehyde, temperature and humidity. ARIA (Allergic rhinitis impacts on Asthma) test was used to assess healtheffect for 151 students. Also, The variation of SBS symptoms for students in classroom was measured byintervention. With increasing volume ratio of classrooms, there were positive and significant results between theindoor pollutant and student's health score. Students showed improvement health score during the period of puttingindoor plants, which was facilitated by the placement of indoor plants at newly-built school classroom of indoorplants volume ratio 3%. From the results above, it could be tentatively effective newly-built school classroom ofindoor plants volume ratio 3% improve indoor air quality and student's health score.

초등학교 교실 내 식물의 식재량에 따른 실내공기질 및 재실자 건강 점수 변화

2평택대학교 환경융합시스템학과
3연세대학교 환경공해연구소
4농촌진흥청 국립원예특작과학원
5연세대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실