E3S Web Conf.
Volume 111, 2019CLIMA 2019 Congress
|Number of page(s)||2|
|Section||Sustainable Urbanization and Energy System Integration|
|Published online||13 August 2019|
Perceived Air Quality of different sources of smell evaluated by primary school children
Faculty of Architecture and the Built environment, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
* Corresponding author: T.E.ArmijosMoya@tudelft.nl
Our sensory system (nose) could predict the perceived odour intensity of various materials relatively well and in many cases the nose seems to be a better receptor of pollutants than some equipment. To test this ability with children, odour tests were performed as part of a study performed with 335 primary school children in the air quality test chamber of the SenseLab. Two similar experiments were conducted to assess the identification of potentially recognizable odours for children. The different sources of odour were placed in different containers and the children were asked how they feel about the smell and to identify the source of smell. There were statistically significant differences among children’s evaluations of different smells and it was difficult for them to identify certain sources of smell.
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