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Author: Wade T. Najjum
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: reliability, evaluation, report, accuracy, testing, provide, oversight, radon, epa
Number of Pages: 20
Published: 2009-09
ISBN-10: 1437916252
ISBN-13: 9781437916256

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that about 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the U.S. are related to indoor exposure to radon. The only way to know whether indoor radon levels are elevated is to test the indoor air. This report contains findings that describe the problems that have been identified and correctives that are recommended. The purpose of this evaluation was to determine how EPA ensures that: radon testing devices provide accurate data on indoor radon risks; and radon testing laboratories accurately analyze and report indoor radon results.

Author: Edward Kratzer
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: research, activities, federal, status, pollution, indoor
Number of Pages: 85
Published: 1999-02
ISBN-10: 0788187171
ISBN-13: 9780788187179

Provides information on the status of federal agencies' research activities on indoor environmental quality. It (1) characterizes the current scientific understanding of the health risks of pollutants commonly found in indoor environments & the sources of exposure to these pollutants; (2) provides information on the federal funding of indoor pollution-related research in recent years & the advances in the scientific understanding of indoor pollution & the ability to control it that have resulted from this spending; & (3) identifies the gaps in the knowledge & understanding of the problems & th

Author: Federal Construction Council. Committee on Indoor
Publisher: National Academies
Keywords: air, quality, indoor, control, procedures, policies
Number of Pages: 75
Published: 1987
eBookDB-ID: NAP:15204

Author: John B. Stephenson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: guidance, improve, federal, efforts, consistent, effects, mold, coordination, research, health, indoor
Number of Pages: 65
Published: 2009-05
ISBN-10: 1437911463
ISBN-13: 9781437911466

Recent research suggests that indoor mold poses a widespread and, for some people, serious health threat. Federal agencies engage in a number of activities to address this issue, including conducting or sponsoring research. For example, in 2004 the Inst. of Med. issued a report summarizing the scientific literature on mold, dampness, and human health. In addition, the Federal Interagency Comm. on Indoor Air Quality supports the EPAżs indoor air research program. This report deals with the health effects of exposure to indoor mold: (1) the conclusions of recent reviews of the scientific litera

Author: Allen Dearry
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: children, health, mold, indoor, research, environmental
Number of Pages: 134
Published: 2000-02
ISBN-10: 0788185357
ISBN-13: 9780788185359

Papers: etiology & pathogenesis of airway disease in children & adults from rural communities; investigating ambient air pollution & children's respiratory health; exposures of children to organophosphate pesticides; the environment & asthma, & pesticides & inner-city children; effects of environmental pollutants on the fetus; children's health & indoor mold exposure; fungal spores; residential fungal contamination; environmental factors in the etiology & pathogenesis of atopy; indoor fungal exposure; pulmonary hemorrhage among infants; microfungal contamination of damp buildings; indoor air p

Author: Matti Jantunen
Publisher: WHO Regional Office Europe
Keywords: pollutants, air, indoor, exposure, assessment
Number of Pages: 168
Published: 1997
ISBN-10: 9289013427
ISBN-13: 9789289013420

A practical guide to both general principles and specific methods used to assess exposure to indoor air pollutants. Addressed to public health professionals who lack specialized training in this field, the book aims to facilitate well-designed assessments in order to identify health hazards and support strategies for risk management. Information is specific to the assessment of air pollution exposure in such indoor environments as homes, offices, and various public service buildings. The book has two parts. The first, which serves as a general introduction, opens with an explanation of concept

Author: P. Heinsohn
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: guide, resource, tuberculosis
Number of Pages: 149
Published: 2004-08-30
ISBN-10: 0788133373
ISBN-13: 9780788133374

To be used as a resource guide for those involved in the control of TB both as a public health problem & an occupational health problem. Contains in-depth information on many topics, including the epidemiology of TB, TB as an indoor air quality problem, advice on selecting consultants to ascertain indoor air quality as it relates to TB, public health control measures, occupational hygiene control measures, applicable regulations & guidelines, current research, & product specifications of commercially available engineering controls.
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