|Document ID (ISN)||65380|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Maroni M., Axelrad R., Bacaloni A.
||NATO's efforts to set indoor air quality guidelines and standards
||May 1995, Vol.56, No.5, p.499-508. 7 ref.
||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.
||NATO; atmospheric pollution; buildings
||respiratory diseases; research; ventilation; sick building syndrome
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy; USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Sick building syndrome