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Document ID (ISN)70097
CIS number 97-1952
ISSN - Serial title 0885-114X - Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cain W.S., Cometto-Mu˝iz J.E.
Title Irritation and odor as indicators of indoor pollution
Bibliographic information Jan.-Mar. 1995, Vol.10, No.1, p.133-145. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract Irritation and odour pollution are discussed in relation to health complaints associated with indoor air pollution. The use of biological assays to determine the potency of an irritant is described and investigations into odour and irritation thresholds in humans are discussed. Both animal and human data point to common physicochemical determinants of potency, especially for the weak irritants that often exist in indoor environments.
Descriptors (primary) irritation; odour pollution; buildings; harmful substances
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; round-up; toxicity evaluation; 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) Air pollution
Environmental pollution
Sick building syndrome