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The report summarises information on indoor air pollution by formaldehyde (HCHO) in European countries participating in the concerted action "Indoor Air Quality and Its Impact on Man" (COST project 613). The main aim of the report is to give concise information to those involved in research planning, policy making and regulatory activities and to help to identify a European view of the issue. The summary includes a short review of the health effects of formaldehyde, of existing air quality guidelines and standards and of indoor sources of formaldehyde. For those countries for which information has been made available, values of indoor concentrations and national policies have been collated. Preventive measures are discussed briefly.

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Authors: KNOEPPEL H, JRC Ispra (IT);MOLHAVE L, University of Aarhus (DK);SEIFERT B, Institut für Wasser-, Boden- und Lufthygiene, Bundesgesundheitsamt, Berlin (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13216 EN (1991) 23 pp., MF, ECU 4, blow-up copy ECU 5
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Record Number: 199110710 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en