Sixty percent of Chinese people are worried about indoor air quality, and the majority want improvement in indoor air in public facilities and the workplace according to a new survey initiated by Honeywell. The “Chinese Attention on Indoor Air Quality Survey” also revealed that while nearly 80 percent of respondents consider household air purification an absolute necessity, many lack knowledge of air-cleaning technologies and products.
Organized jointly by Honeywell and the China Indoor Air Quality Industry Association through the independent market research company, Ipsos, the survey was designed to gain a better understanding of the Chinese public’s awareness, concerns and expectations regarding indoor air quality. The survey collected data from over 2,000 respondents from 10 cities across China.
The survey found that 60 percent of respondents from different regions across China were dissatisfied with indoor air quality, with 50 percent of them reporting health issues among colleagues, friends, and family caused by breathing polluted indoor air. The research also showed 57 percent of respondents expressed greater concerns about indoor air quality in public places than in their homes, where they could more easily exercise control. Nearly half (46 percent) of the respondents realized the urgent necessity of improving indoor air quality at the workplace. In addition, crowded public places such as train/metro stations and airports are rated as having the worst indoor air quality, and 66 percent of respondents suggested that the air quality at these places should be monitored and made public. The survey also found that 47 percent of respondents said they would be willing to pay a little extra money to enjoy better air quality indoors.
“Most people spend 80 percent of their day indoors. And the survey shows that Chinese people aren't just worried about indoor air quality -- they would like to see it improved, especially in areas beyond their direct control, such as public facilities and workplaces,” said Stephen Shang, President and CEO of Honeywell China. “That’s why Honeywell is committed to improving indoor air quality and dedicated to the development of innovative products that will increase the quality and security of daily life.”