EPA Science Inventory

MANAGING EXPOSURE TO INDOOR AIR POLLUTANTS IN RESIDENTIAL AND OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS

Citation:

Tichenor*, B. AND L Sparks*. MANAGING EXPOSURE TO INDOOR AIR POLLUTANTS IN RESIDENTIAL AND OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS. INDOOR AIR. Wiley InterScience, Silver Spring, MD, 6(4):259-270, (1996).

Description:

The paper discusses the factors to be considered in managing indoor air pollutants in residential and office environments to reduce occupant exposures. Techniques for managing indoor air pollution sources include: source elimination, substitution, modification, and pretreatment and altering the amount, location, or time of use. Intelligent source management requires knowledge of the source's emission characteristics including chemical composition, emission rates, and decay rates. In addition, knowledge of mechanical and natural outdoor exchange rates, heating/air-conditioning duct flow rates, and local exhaust fan (e.g., kitchen, bathroom) flow rates is needed to determine pollutant concentrations. Finally, indoor air quality (IAQ) models use this information and occupant activity patterns to determine instantaneous and/or cumulative individual exposure. The paper describes a number of residential and office scenarios for various pollution sources, several ventilation conditions, and typical occupant activity patterns. IAQ model predictions of occupant exposures for these scenarios are given for selected source management options. A one-month period was used to compare exposures; thus, long term exposure information is not presented in the paper.

Purpose/Objective:

Journal Article

URLs/Downloads:

Managing Exposure to Indoor Air Pollutants in Residential,etc.   Exit

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 12/01/1996
Completion Date: 12/01/1996
Record Last Revised: 03/12/2009
Record Created: 12/07/2004
Record Released: 12/07/2004
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 90548

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION