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Within the countries of the European Community many millions of people work in offices. If action can be taken to improve and safeguard the quality of the indoor environment in general, and indoor air quality in particular, many will benefit and substantial cost savings will be made. A significant amount of work has been carried out evaluating the emissions of chemicals from materials used within buildings. This has also identified the need for the development and application of standardised evaluation procedures. Materials can be selected for use within buildings on the basis of such data. The cleaning and maintenance regimes used within buildings can also have a significant impact on the indoor environment. It is evident from the survey of the literature that has been undertaken that there are many areas in which further information is required. These are summarised at the end of this review.

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Authors: LEINSTER P, Thomson Laboratories Ltd., Milton Keynes (GB);MITCHELL E, Thomson Laboratories Ltd., Milton Keynes (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14029 EN (1992) 109 pp., FS, ECU 12
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-4279-8
Record Number: 199211169 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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