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Main Title Development of Performance Data for Common Building Air Cleaning Devices.
Author R. HECKER ; K. C. Hofacre
CORP Author Battelle, Columbus, OH. Columbus Operations.; Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Homeland Security Research Center.
Year Published 2008
Report Number EPA-GS-10F-0275K; EPA/600/R-08/013
Stock Number PB2008-108872
Additional Subjects Indoor air pollution ; Air pollution control ; Buildings ; Air cleaning systems ; Biological warfare agents ; Threats ; Terrorism ; Contamination ; Health effects ; HVAC systems ; Pollution transport
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NTIS  PB2008-108872 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Recent events have shown that buildings are vulnerable to terrorist attacks involving biological agents. The most serious effects of such an attack are on the health of the occupants of the buildings. Building occupants may suffer health effects ranging from irritation to severe sickness to death. An attack may also have long-term economic and other impacts due to contamination of the building. Several organizations, including the Army Corps of Engineers, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recognize this terrorist threat and have issued guidance documents on how to deal with it. These documents, while useful, suffer from the fact that the scientific, engineering, and economic information needed to determine optimum courses of action is inadequate. The tools and technologies required to implement optimum courses of action are often not available, are too expensive to use, or are inadequate.