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Research was carried out between 1996 and 1999. The quality of indoor air is reduced by pollutants, which originate from various sources. A large group of compounds is covered by the class of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Many compounds have a potential impact on occupants' health and well-being, which is outlined. A reduction of VOC concentrations in the indoor environment is desired and may be achieved by increased ventilation. Explains why studies on interactions of VOCs with indoor materials may be of relevance for the indoor air quality. The application of experimental results clearly demonstrates that sorption, desorption and diffusion can influence the concentration level of VOCs in a room.

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Authors: MEINING HAUS R, EI, JRC-Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18977 EN (1999), 138pp.
Availability: Available free of charge from CCR Ispra (IT)
ISBN: ISSN 0458-5895
Record Number: 199911517 / Last updated on: 1999-10-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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