Health effects of indoor air pollutants and their mitigation and control.
Scientific Meeting "Radon between Nature and the Built Environment". Venice, ITA, 1997/11/24.
The nature of chemical, biological and physical contaminants present in indoor air, their sources, and the health effects they cause are reviewed.
Among the physical agents, the interaction between tobacco smoke and radon is discussed.
Control and improvement of indoor air quality can be achieved combining the use of two main strategies : proper design and construction of buildings, and control of indoor air pollution through source control, ventilation, air cleaning, exposure control, or a combination of them.
A number of control measures primarily targeted to pollutants other than radon can also be particularly effective for radon.
On the other hand, measures primarily targeted to radon containment can also be beneficial for other pollutants.
Effective programmes on indoor air improvement are urgently needed to benefit the health, comfort and productivity of our communities.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution air, Pollution intérieur, Interaction, Tabagisme, Radon, Programme sanitaire, Radioprotection, Qualité air, Effet biologique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Air pollution, Indoor pollution, Interaction, Tobacco smoking, Radon, Sanitary program, Radioprotection, Air quality, Biological effect
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0004451
Code Inist : 002A08F04. Création : 31/05/1999.