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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Material Selection.
Author Tucker., W. G. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Aug 90
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/D-90/220;
Stock Number PB91-136978
Additional Subjects Indoor air pollution ; Construction materials ; Air pollution control ; Building materials ; Particles ; Furniture ; Selection ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-136978 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/13/1991
Collation 10p
The paper summarizes various criteria that can be used in selecting material used in the construction, furnishing, maintenance, and operation of a building. It also summarizes the types of material and product testing that can be especially useful in the selection process. In broad terms, materials in buildings are classified as building materials, furnishings, maintenance materials, and other contents. At any given time, emissions from materials and products in any of these four categories can dominate the impact on indoor air quality (IAQ) in a building. Responsibility for the selection of these materials may be that of the designer, owner, or occupants. Information on IAQ impacts of materials therefore needs to be developed for a wide range of people.