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Sampling and analytical techniques for the chemical characterisation of emissions from indoor sources are reviewed. The review is focused on those pollutants or classes of pollutants for which acute effects on health and comfort have been observed or are suspected. These include carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, formaldehyde and other low molecular weight aldehydes, and a wide range of organic compounds. The cost of sampling and analysis is briefly analysed and the question of cost is addressed. Finally, research approaches for the evaluation of acute health effects of source emissions are considered.

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Authors: KNÖPPEL H, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Indoor Air Pollution: Characterization of Sources and Acute Effects on Health and Comfort, New Haven, Connecticut (US), Oct. 22-24, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35840 ORA
Record Number: 199011887 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en