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Chemical air quality in energy-efficient houses.

Syversen T L M. et al., 1984
formaldehyde | radon | radon daughter | pollutant | organic compound | particulate
Bibliographic info: Indoor Air. Vol 5. Buildings, Ventilation and Thermal Climate. Edited by B Berglund, T Lindvall, J Sundell. Swedish Council for Building Research, 1984. 529-533, 1 fig, 2 tabs, 2 refs.
Languages: English

Chemical pollutants and ventilation rate have been measured in newly built energy efficient private dwellings. The samples were taken in the absence of normal human activity in the houses. The data show that the main source of organic pollutants seems to be indoor building materials and furniture. For dust an important source could be the outdoor environment. Formaldehyde was primarily found in houses where chipboard was used while levels of radon daughters was very low in all houses tested.

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