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Setting indoor air guidelines in Austria

H.-P. Hutter, P. Tappler, H. Moshammer, 2003
indoor air quality | pollutant | organic compound
Bibliographic info: Healthy Buildings 2003 - Proceedings 7th International Conference (7th-11th December 2003) - National University of Singapore - Vol. 3, pp 593-596, 5 Ref.
Languages: English

Public health services are increasingly confronted with inquiries from the public concerningindoor air pollution. But so far no standardized procedures have been applied by authoritiesand experts in this field. The Austrian Ministry of the Environment (now: Federal Ministry ofAgriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management) established a Working Group inorder to create indoor air quality guidelines.The task of the multidisciplinary Working Group, composed of health professionals,toxicologists, chemists, technicians and lawyers, is to define harmonized procedures for theassessment and evaluation of indoor air quality. Based on toxicological considerations (No-Adverse-Effect-Level, safety factors) indoor air guideline values for selected air pollutants arederived. The recommendations, published by the ministry as a loose-leaf edition, areconsidered as an informative reference book for experts in Austria.In 2003 the first sections, Indoor Air Evaluation - General Part, Volatile OrganicCompounds (VOC)- General Part and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC )-


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