Indoor Air Quality 

People on average spend around 90% of their time indoors. Therefore, the air quality within our homes is very important. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns.

What is indoor air pollution?

Indoor air pollution includes dust, dirt, or gases in the air inside buildings. This can be at home, work, or school.
Types of indoor air pollution include:

• Particulate matter (PM) – tiny particles of dust and dirt in the air, such as soot and dust mites
• Gases – for example carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, and sulphur dioxide 

Borrow an Indoor Air Quality Monitor 

Lancaster West Neighbourhood Team are offering FREE indoor air quality monitors for all RBKC residents to borrow for a 1-month period. 
A small plug-in device, the AWAIR monitor measures PM2.5, TVOCs, CO2, temperature and humidity, and your air quality data can be viewed through the AWAIR app. This can help you understand the different pollutants within your home, increase awareness of behaviours that increase and decrease these pollutants and make changes to improve this. We also provide guidance on how to read the data, and improve your air quality.
To borrow one, please contact Ruby at or sign up using the link below:

More information and resources

Asthma + Lung UK
Advice and resources on the health effects of bad air quality
Information on monitoring within Kensington and Chelsea 
West London Health Home and Environment Study 
Research project co-designed with the local community in White City, West London, focusing on the air quality inside and outside of over 100 homes of children with asthma.
Support for those living with lung conditions
Find support in your local area