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Building air quality. A guide for building owners and facility managers.
Washington, DC: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Atmospheric and Indoor Air Programs, Indoor Air Division, EPA/400/1-91/033, & Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 91-114, 1991 Dec; :1-229
This guide was intended to help those individuals responsible for air quality control in buildings to prevent indoor air quality problems from developing and resolving such problems quickly should they develop. Background information and guidance on dealing with indoor air quality problems were provided. Specific topics included: factors which affect indoor air quality; sources of indoor air contaminants; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; the role of building occupants; effective communication between managers and others involved; developing an indoor air quality (IAQ) profile; managing a building for good IAQ; diagnosing IAQ problems; mitigating IAQ problems, hiring professional assistance to solve an IAQ problem; common IAQ measurements; HVAC systems and IAQ; moisture with resultant mold and mildew conditions; asbestos (1332214); radon (10043922); and resources through which additional information can be obtained. Indoor air quality forms were included which can be modified to meet individual needs.
Air-quality-control; Air-quality-monitoring; Indoor-air-pollution; Air-sampling; Worker-health; Closed-building-syndrome; Ventilation-systems; Air-conditioning; Air-contamination; Indoor-environmental-quality
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 91-114; EPA/400/1-91/033
Building air quality. A guide for building owners and facility managers
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division