Introducing RSC Indoor Air Quality Cross-Collection

We are delighted to announce that the Environmental Science: Atmospheres and Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts themed issue on Indoor Air Quality is now online.

Although we spend much of our time indoors, most research and public attention to date has focused on ambient air, as has policy action to reduce exposure to, and the health impacts of, air pollution. This has started to change.


This collection focuses on chemistry relating to indoor air quality, including:

  • Studies advancing the field of environmental sciences in surface chemistry, microbial activity, photochemistry, and exposure science.
  • Studies using both theoretical and experimental methods.
  • Various approaches including instrument development, measurements, modelling and consideration of policy and health impacts of indoor air quality.


The collection is complemented by an editorial written by the Editors-in-Chief and the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Policy and Evidence team.


Read the full issue online

It includes:


Introduction to indoor air quality

Neil M. Donahue, Kristopher McNeill, Daniel S. Korbel and Hannah G. Macdonald

Environ. Sci.: Atmos., 2023, Advance Article


Aerosol emissions and their volatility from heating different cooking oils at multiple temperatures

Sumit Sankhyan, Kayley Zabinski, Rachel E. O’Brien, Steven Coyan, Sameer Patel and Marina Vance

Environ. Sci.: Atmos., 2022,2, 1364-1375


Partitioning of reactive oxygen species from indoor surfaces to indoor aerosolsv

Glenn C. Morrison, Azin Eftekhari, Pascale S.J. Lakey, Manabu Shiraiwa, Bryan E. Cummings, Michael S. Warning and Brent Williams

Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2022,24, 2310-2323


Real-time measurements of product compounds formed through the reaction of ozone with breath exhaled VOCs

Xin Xu, Hongwei Pang, Chao Liu, Kangyi Wang, Gwendal Loisel, Lei Li, Sasho Gligorovski and Xue Li

Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2022,24, 2237-2248


Particulate matter in a lockdown home: evaluation, calibration, results and health risk from an IoT enable low-cost sensor network for residential air monitoring

Nicole Cowell, Lee Chapman, William Bloss, Deepchandra Srivastava, Suzanne Bartington and Ajit Singh

Environ. Sci.: Atmos., 2023,3, 65-84


Near-source hypochlorous acid emissions form indoor bleach cleaning

Annastacia D. Stubbs, Melodie Lao, Chen Wang, Jonathan P. D. Abbatt, John Hoffnagle, Trevor C. VandenBoer and Tara F. Kahan

Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2023,25, 56-65


Emerging investigator series: an instrument to measure and speciate the total reactive nitrogen budget indoors: description and field measurement

Leigh R. Crilley, Melodie Lao, Leyla Salehpoor and Trevor C. VandenBoer

Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2023, Advance Article


Investigation of indoor air quality in university residences using low-cost sensors

Rowzhon Afroz, Xinyang Guo, Chu-Wen Cheng, Ariel Delorme, Ryan Duruisseau-Kuntz and Ran Zhao

Environ. Sci.: Atmos., 2023,3, 347-362


Indoor particulate matter (PM) from cooking in UK students’ studio flats and associated intervention strategies: evaluation of cooking methods, PM concentrations and personal exposures using low-cost sensors

Ruijie Tang and Christian Pfrang

Environ. Sci.: Atmos., 2023, Advance Article


Modeling the Fate and Involuntary Exposure to Tetrahydrocannabinol Emitted from Indoor Cannabis Smoking

Amirashkan Askair, Frank Wania and Arthur Chan

Environ. Sci.: Atmos., 2023, Accepted Manuscript


Acetaldehyde in the indoor environment

Tunga Salthammer

Environ. Sci.: Atmos., 2023, Advance Article


Human skin oil: a major ozone reactant indoors

Charles J Weschler and William W Nazaroff

Environ. Sci.: Atmos., 2023, Accepted Manuscript


We hope that you enjoy reading this collection of articles. Please get in touch if you have any questions about this themed collection or want to contribute to the growing work on indoor air quality.