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Main Title Climate change, the indoor environment, and health /
CORP Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Effect of Climate Change on Indoor Air Quality and Public Health.
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 731911071
ISBN 9780309209410; 0309209412
Subjects Environmentally induced diseases--United States ; Climatic changes--Health aspects--United States ; Indoor air pollution--Health aspects--United States ; Air quality management--United States ; Air Pollution, Indoor ; Sick Building Syndrome ; Climate Change ; Klimañderung ; Raumklima ; Luftverschmutzung ; Klimaänderung ; USA ; Klimaänderung--(DE-588)4164199-1 ; Raumklima--(DE-588)4048584-5 ; Luftverschmutzung--(DE-588)4074381-0 ; Sick-building-Syndrom--(DE-588)4226552-6 ; USA--(DE-588)4078704-7 ; Air Pollution, Indoor--United States ; Climate Change--United States ; Sick Building Syndrome--United States
Additional Subjects United States--Environmental Protection Agency ; University of South Alabama
Internet Access
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National Academies Press
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  RA566.3.I574 2011 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/22/2012
EJBM  RA566.3.I574 2011 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/03/2019
Collation xiii, 272 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Background -- Government and private-sector involvement in climate change, indoor environment, and health issues -- Air quality -- Dampness, moisture, and flooding -- Infectious agents and pests -- Thermal stress -- Building ventilation, weatherization, and energy use -- Key findings, guiding principles, and priority issues for action. "The indoor environment affects occupants' health and comfort. Poor environmental conditions and indoor contaminants are estimated to cost the U.S. economy tens of billions of dollars a year in exacerbation of illnesses like asthma, allergic symptoms, and subsequent lost productivity. Climate change has the potential to affect the indoor environment because conditions inside buildings are influenced by conditions outside them. Climate change, the indoor environment, and health addresses the impacts that climate change may have on the indoor environment and the resulting health effects. It finds that steps taken to mitigate climate change may cause or exacerbate harmful indoor environmental conditions. The book discusses the role the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should take in informing the public, health professionals, and those in the building industry about potential risks and what can be done to address them. The study also recommends that building codes account for climate change projections; that federal agencies join to develop or refine protocols and testing standards for evaluating emissions from materials, furnishings, and appliances used in buildings; and that building weatherization efforts include consideration of health effects. Climate change, the indoor environment, and health is written primarily for the EPA and other federal agencies, organizations, and researchers with interests in public health; the environment; building design, construction, and operation; and climate issues."--Publisher's description.