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Indoor air pollutants: exposure and health effects.

World Health Organization, Working Group on Assessment and Monitoring of Exposure to Indoor Pollutants., 1982
air quality | carbon dioxide | carbon monoxide | tobacco smoke | formaldehyde | health | nitrogen oxides | radon | sulphur dioxide | organic compound | ozone | particulate
Bibliographic info: WHO Meeting, Nordlingen, 8-11 June 1982. Copenhagen, WHO, 1983. EURO reports and studies 78.
Languages: English

Reviews current knowledge about the sources of a number of indoor pollutants and their concentrations: tobacco smoke, NO2, CO, radon, formaldehyde, SO2, CO2, O3, asbestos, mineral fibres, organics and allergens. Lists the adverse health effects from exposure to each of the pollutants. Finds instrumentation for measuring exposure acceptable, but monitoring and knowledge of distribution of sources and concentrations inadequate or marginal. Knowledge of exposure-effects relationship is inadequate, especially with regard to delayed effects of chronic exposures. Discusses the sick building syndrome. Gives recommendations for further research, and policy proposals.

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