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Main Title Health risks of indoor exposure to particulate matter : workshop summary /
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Butler, David
Madhavan, Guruprasad,
Alper, Joe,
Publisher The National Academies Press,
Year Published 2016
OCLC Number 961004856
ISBN 9780309443623; 0309443628
Subjects Indoor air pollution--Health aspects--Congresses. ; Particulate Matter--adverse effects.
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https://www.nap.edu/catalog/23531/health-risks-of-indoor-exposure-to-particulate-matter-workshop-summary
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ELBM  TD883.17.W67 2016 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/13/2018
Collation xvi, 142 pages ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-122). Sources of indoor particulate matter-Particle dynamics and chemistry-Characterizing indoor exposure levels-Exposure mitigation-Discussion and summary of day 1-Potential health concerns-Interventions and risk communication.
Contents Notes
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines PM as a mixture of extremely small particles and liquid droplets comprising a number of components, including 'acids (such as nitrates and sulfates), organic chemicals, metals, soil or dust particles, and allergens (such as fragments of pollen and mold spores)'. The health effects of outdoor exposure to particulate matter (PM) are the subject of both research attention and regulatory action. Although much less studied to date, indoor exposure to PM is gaining attention as a potential source of adverse health effects. Indoor PM can originate from outdoor particles and also from various indoor sources, including heating, cooking, and smoking. Levels of indoor PM have the potential to exceed outdoor PM levels. Understanding the major features and subtleties of indoor exposures to particles of outdoor origin can improve our understanding of the exposure--response relationship on which ambient air pollutant standards are based. The EPA's Indoor Environments Division commissioned the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to hold a workshop examining the issue of indoor exposure to PM more comprehensively and considering both the health risks and possible intervention strategies. Participants discussed the ailments that are most affected by particulate matter and the attributes of the exposures that are of greatest concern, exposure modifiers, vulnerable populations, exposure assessment, risk management, and gaps in the science. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop"-- Sources of indoor particulate matter -- Particle dynamics and chemistry -- Characterizing indoor exposure levels -- Exposure mitigation -- Discussion and summary of day 1 -- Potential health concerns -- Interventions and risk communication.