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Document ID (ISN)60737
CIS number 93-1606
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Peterson J.E.
Title Limitations of ambient air quality standards in evaluating indoor environments
Bibliographic information Mar. 1992, Vol.53, No.3, p.216-220. 29 ref.
Abstract Analysis of the kinds of data used for the derivation of ambient air quality standards (AAQSs) for carbon monoxide and ozone shows that these values are based on the toxicology of the materials and thus are suitable for evaluating potential health effects of indoor environments, especially on the very young, the aged, and the infirm. A similar analysis shows that the AAQSs for suspended particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide are strictly empirical and that they should not be used for any but their first, intended purpose. The AAQSs for non-methane hydrocarbons are based on photochemical smog production, not injury of any kind, and have no utility for indoor environment evaluation.
Descriptors (primary) nitrogen dioxide; carbon monoxide; microclimate; sulfur dioxide; ozone
Descriptors (secondary) comment on standard; sick building syndrome
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Sick building syndrome
Carbon monoxide
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Inorganic substances