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The Resource Indoor air pollution: an emerging health problem : report to the Congress, by the Comptroller General of the United States

Indoor air pollution: an emerging health problem : report to the Congress, by the Comptroller General of the United States

Label
Indoor air pollution: an emerging health problem : report to the Congress
Title
Indoor air pollution: an emerging health problem
Title remainder
report to the Congress
Statement of responsibility
by the Comptroller General of the United States
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While Government and industry have concentrated on cleaning up the Nation's outdoor air, they have paid little attention to the quality of indoor air in the nonworkplace. Harmful pollutants have been found in various indoor environments in greater concentrations than the surrounding outdoor air. In some cases, indoor pollution exceeds the national standards set for exposure outdoors. Harmful pollutants which have been found in indoor air environments include: higher than average levels of radioactive radon; unhealthy levels of carbon monoxide; formaldehyde from foam insulation; nitrogen dioxide from poorly ventilated gas stoves; and smoking, a major indoor source of respirable particles. Some measures intended to reduce energy use in buildings contribute to the buildup of indoor air pollution. One material qualifying for a Federal tax credit for home insulation is a source of potentially harmful indoor air pollution. While Federal officials agree that indoor air pollution poses a potentially serious health problem, they have been reluctant to study it, because they lack a clear responsibility for doing so. The lack of clear responsibility and authority has caused a duplication of some efforts. Agencies also find themselves assuming adversarial roles when assessing Federal actions on indoor air quality. Environmentalists and those concerned with energy conservation disagree about programs. Some European countries have recognized the significance of the indoor air quality standards for certain pollutants, and have taken measures to control the problem. There are low-cost ways to minimize indoor air pollution, including proper ventilation and use of ventilating equipment and filtering devices. A massive new Federal program is not necessary now, but the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could develop a comprehensive, coordinated program using existing resources in both the public and private sectors
Cataloging source
AD#
Dewey number
363.7/392
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA575.5
LC item number
.U54 1980
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
United States
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  • Ventilation
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Ventilation
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Ventilation
  • United States
Label
Indoor air pollution: an emerging health problem : report to the Congress, by the Comptroller General of the United States
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 25-26)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
640579410
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (v, 34 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)640579410
Label
Indoor air pollution: an emerging health problem : report to the Congress, by the Comptroller General of the United States
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 25-26)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
640579410
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (v, 34 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)640579410

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