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  • Writer's pictureSylvain Richer de Forges

Comparative analysis of indoor air quality in south east asia

Indoor Air Quality Regulations in Southeast Asia 

Let's explore the specific regulations addressing indoor air quality across Southeast Asia.


 The Thai government, combating indoor pollution, enforces regulations such as the Clean Air Act. PM2.5 levels are closely monitored, aiming for a reduction to 50 micrograms per cubic meter by 2030.


Malaysia emphasizes indoor air quality through the Environmental Quality Act. Particular focus lies on limiting indoor pollutants; however, challenges persist. PM2.5 levels target a reduction to 25 micrograms per cubic meter.


Singapore's stringent regulations, including the Environmental Protection and Management Act, aim for indoor air quality compliance. PM2.5 levels are consistently monitored, with an annual average target below 12 micrograms per cubic meter.


Indonesia addresses indoor air quality through its Clean Air for Jakarta policy. The government targets a reduction in indoor pollutants, emphasizing PM10 levels, with a goal to achieve 35 micrograms per cubic meter.


Vietnam's commitment to indoor air quality is reflected in regulations like the Law on Environmental Protection. PM10 levels are a key focus, with a targeted reduction to 50 micrograms per cubic meter.


The Philippines emphasizes indoor air quality in the Clean Air Act, setting standards for pollutants. PM10 levels are a priority, with a targeted reduction to 60 micrograms per cubic meter.

These figures highlight ongoing efforts to ensure healthier indoor environments across Southeast Asia. Advocacy for consistent monitoring and compliance is crucial for the well-being of residents. 

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