Indoor air pollution


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Indoor air pollution

Chemical, physical, or biological contaminants in indoor air.
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According to the World Health Organisation's National Burden of Disease Estimates 2010, there is strong evidence that indoor air pollution causes pneumonia and other acute lower respiratory infections (ALRI) among children under five years of age, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer (in relation to coal use) among adults.
Health effects and sources of indoor air pollution.
Most research into indoor air pollution has focused on sources that are particularly relevant in developed countries, such as environmental tobacco smoke, volatile organic compounds from furnishings, and radon from soil.
During its construction, which was completed last year, unfinished ductwork was capped to reduce dust and indoor air pollution.
Indoor air pollution can be a problem in energy-efficient buildings with little outdoor ventilation.
Schachter presents a comprehensive plan of attack that includes diet, exercise, quitting smoking and reducing indoor air pollution at home and at work.
This means the average American, who spends as much as 90 percent of each day indoors and more than half of that time at home, may be experiencing indoor air pollution and not even know it.
Conversely, indoor air pollution occurs indoors and is harder to detect visually.
Air toxics were at their highest at construction showing many materials used in building homes are significant sources of indoor air pollution.
It covers such topics as operating expense caps, fair sublease/assignment recapture clauses, lease auditing, including the use of contingent auditors, evolving issues of energy deregulation, indoor air pollution, and mitigation of damages and the requirement of reasonableness in subleasing.
A 1989 report by the Environmental Protection Agency noted the level of indoor air pollutants may be two to five times greater than outdoor levels, and the EPA's Science Advisory Board has put indoor air pollution on its list of top five environmental risks to the public.
The guide provides physicians, public health officials, and medical schools with basic information for the diagnosis of respiratory and other physical illness caused by indoor air pollution.

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