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WHO guidelines for indoor air quality: selected pollutants

dc.contributor.authorWorld Health Organization
dc.coverage.spatialEurope
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T20:07:19Z
dc.date.available2016-10-11T20:07:19Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.isbn978 92 890 0213 4
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/8676
dc.descriptionThis book presents WHO guidelines for the protection of public health from a number of chemicals commonly present in indoor air. The substances considered benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, naphthalene, nitrogen dioxide, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (especially benzo[a]pyrene), radon, trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene have indoor sources, are known for their hazardousness to health and are often found indoors in concentrations of concern to health. For each substance, the chapter covers a general description, the sources and pathways of exposure, the indooroutdoor relationship, kinetics and metabolism, the health effects, a health risk evaluation, the guidelines, a summary box and references.These guidelines are targeted at public health professionals involved in preventing the health risks of environmental exposures, as well as at specialists and authorities involved in the design and use of buildings, indoor materials and products. They provide a scientific basis for legally enforceable standards.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWHO
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectindoor air pollution
dc.subjectair pollution
dc.subjectatmospheric pollution
dc.subjectair pollutant
dc.subjectair quality
dc.subjectair quality control
dc.subjectair quality impact
dc.subjectair quality management
dc.subjectair quality monitoring
dc.subjectatmospheric monitoring
dc.subjecthealth protection
dc.subjectenvironmental health impact assessment
dc.subjectenvironmental pollution
dc.subjectenvironmental management
dc.subjectenvironmental planning
dc.subject.classificationEcosystem Management
dc.subject.classificationClimate Change
dc.titleWHO guidelines for indoor air quality: selected pollutants
dc.typeReports and Books
wd.identifier.old-id10504
wd.identifier.uneplive1
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 13 - Climate Action
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000047


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