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Document ID (ISN)65380
CIS number 95-1753
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Maroni M., Axelrad R., Bacaloni A.
Title NATO's efforts to set indoor air quality guidelines and standards
Bibliographic information May 1995, Vol.56, No.5, p.499-508. 7 ref.
Abstract Report on a multinational cooperative programme (200 experts from 15 countries during 1989-1993) conducted by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society. The programme examined policy strategies related to indoor air quality (IAQ) and various health conditions related to buildings (building-related symptoms/health complaints (BRC)/illness (BRI), sick building syndrome). The achievement of health and comfort in the indoor environment combined with energy efficiency can be obtained by a proper control of human exposure to indoor air contaminants. Recommendations for this purpose were made by the Committee concerning: building design and internal HVAC pollution; source control; development of guidelines and standards; definitions; health effects by indoor environment to be considered in epidemiological investigations; use of a questionnaire for epidemiological investigations of indoor-related health problems; diagnosis and medical management; ascertainment of IAQ factors possibly responsible for BRI/BRC; medical activities and advice for the treatment and prevention of BRI/BRC; technical measures to eliminate BRI/BRC.
Descriptors (primary) NATO; atmospheric pollution; buildings
Descriptors (secondary) respiratory diseases; research; ventilation; sick building syndrome
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly; USA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Air pollution
Environmental pollution
Sick building syndrome