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INTERA - INTegrated Exposure for Risk Assessment in indoor environments was a research project that set out to improve our understanding of human exposure to air pollutants in homes, through a review of current knowledge, the development of a toolkit for users interested in exposure to indoor pollutants and dissemination of the results.


INTERA was sponsored by the CEFIC LRI programme and coordinated by THL in Finland, involving partners in Belgium, Greece and the UK, including at IOM where it was led by Dr Karen Galea. The two year project was completed in April 2012.


The INTERA Project website is no longer updated.
Further information on reports and other output from the project is available from the CEFIC LRI website (

May 2012

The final reports of the INTERA project are available to view here.

The final newsletter is available to view here.

September 2011

The third INTERA newsletter is now available to view here.

July 2011

The INTERA project team met in Thessaloniki, Greece from 7-8 July 2011. Updates on the progress of the work packages and case studies were presented and the current version of the modelling platform and visualization tool was demonstrated and discussed. 

The final report and associated appendices are available to view here.

The computational platform developed by INTERA is freely available to use. Please go here to register.

INTERA has produced a web-based indoor exposure knowledge management system (KMS) that incorporates, as much as possible, the information needed in exposure assessments related to indoor environments.
The KMS contains indoor pollutant information from previous studies, links to usable exposure modelling tools and links to exposure assessment guidance documents. It is built up on a Wiki based system, which allows all interested parties to contribute on the content.
Project contacts

For further information about INTERA contact:

Dr Karen Galea at IOM, Edinburgh, EH14 4AP, UK.

Arja Asikainen,
National Institute for Health and Welfare,
FI 70701 Kuopio, FINLAND