Building Air Quality


December 1991
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 91-114
cover of 91-114

A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers


In the past two decades, the number of people requesting information and assistance on health and comfort concerns related to indoor air quality from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has risen steadily. Although many studies on indoor air quality have been reported in technical publications and proceedings during these years, little indoor air-related information has been targeted at owners and facility managers of public and commercial buildings who are the people in the best position to prevent and resolve indoor air problems.

In recognition of the need for practical indoor air quality advice for building owners and facility managers, EPA and NIOSH decided to work jointly to produce written guidance on preventing, identifying, and correcting indoor air quality problems. The distinct perspectives of the two agencies are reflected in this document.

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