Consensus Study Report
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This study was sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. This activity was supported by contracts between the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHSN263201800029I Task Order No. 75N98020F00009. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project.
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Suggested citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Why Indoor Chemistry Matters. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26228.
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COMMITTEE ON EMERGING SCIENCE ON INDOOR CHEMISTRY
DAVID C. DORMAN (Chair), North Carolina State University
JONATHAN ABBATT, University of Toronto
WILLIAM P. BAHNFLETH, Pennsylvania State University
ELLISON CARTER, Colorado State University
DELPHINE FARMER, Colorado State University
GILLIAN GAWNE-MITTELSTAEDT, Partnership for Air Matters/Tribal Healthy Homes Network
ALLEN H. GOLDSTEIN, University of California, Berkeley
VICKI H. GRASSIAN, University of California, San Diego
RIMA HABRE, University of Southern California
GLENN MORRISON, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
JORDAN PECCIA, Yale University
DUSTIN POPPENDIECK, National Institute of Standards and Technology
KIMBERLY A. PRATHER (NAS/NAE), University of California, San Diego
MANABU SHIRAIWA, University of California, Irvine
HEATHER M. STAPLETON, Duke University (since February 2021)
MEREDITH WILLIAMS, California Department of Toxic Substances Control
MEGAN E. HARRIES, Study Director
MICHELLE BAILEY, Program Assistant (until July 2021)
KESIAH CLEMENT, Research Associate (until July 2021)
MEGHAN HARRISON, Senior Program Officer (until July 2021)
ELLEN K. MANTUS, Scholar (until April 2021)
EMMA SCHULMAN, Program Assistant (until March 2022)
MARILEE SHELTON-DAVENPORT, Senior Program Officer (until January 2021)
ABIGAIL ULMAN, Research Assistant (until November 2021)
BENJAMIN ULRICH, Senior Program Assistant (until August 2021)
BOARD ON CHEMICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
SCOTT COLLICK (Co-Chair), DuPont
JENNIFER SINCLAIR CURTIS (Co-Chair), University of California, Davis
GERARD BAILLELY, The Procter & Gamble Co.
RUBEN G. CARBONELL (NAE), North Carolina State University
JOHN FORTNER, Yale University
JEN HEEMSTRA, Emory University
JODIE L. LUTKENHAUS, Texas A&M University
SHELLEY MINTEER, University of Utah
AMY PRIETO, Colorado State University
MEGAN ROBERTSON, University of Houston
SALY ROMERO-TORRES, Thermo Fisher Scientific
REBECCA T. RUCK, Merck Research Laboratories
ANUP KUMAR SINGH, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
VIJAY SWARUP, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Corporation
CHARLES FERGUSON, Senior Board Director
BRENNA ALBIN, Program Assistant
MEGAN E. HARRIES, Program Officer
AYANNA LYNCH, Program Assistant
LINDA NHON, Associate Program Officer
EMMA SCHULMAN, Program Assistant
ABIGAIL ULMAN, Research Assistant
LIANA VACCARI, Program Officer
JESSICA WOLFMAN, Research Associate
This Consensus Study Report was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published report as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process.
We thank the following individuals for their review of this report:
Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations of this report nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Cynthia Beall (NAS), Case Western Reserve University, and Teresa Fryberger, Consultant, Chemical Sciences and Policy. They were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with the standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the authoring committee and the National Academies.
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|AMS||aerosol mass spectrometers|
|ANSI||American National Standards Institute|
|CADR||clean air delivery rate|
|CARB||California Air Resources Board|
|CFD||computational fluid dynamics|
|CIMS||chemical ionization mass spectrometry|
|EPA||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency|
|HEPA||high-efficiency particulate air|
|HOM||highly oxygenated organic molecule|
|HOMEChem||House Observations of Microbial and Environmental Chemistry|
|HVAC||heating, ventilation, and air conditioning|
|IOM||Institute of Medicine|
|MERV||Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value|
|mVOC||microbial volatile organic compound|
|NHANES||National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey|
|NHAPS||National Human Activity Patterns Survey|
|NRC||National Research Council|
|PAH||polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon|
|PBDE||polybrominated diphenyl ether|
|PFAS||per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances|
|PM2.5||fine particulate matter|
|PMF||positive matrix factorization|
|PPE||personal protective equipment|
|PTR-MS||proton-transfer-reaction mass spectrometer|
|RIOPA||Relationship of Indoor, Outdoor, and Personal Air study|
|ROS||reactive oxygen species|
|SDO||standards developing organization|
|SDS||Safety Data Sheet|
|SOA||secondary organic aerosol|
|SVOC||semivolatile organic compound|
|SV-TAG||semivolatile thermal desorption aerosol gas chromatography|
|TAG||thermal desorption aerosol gas chromatography|
|TSCA||Toxic Substances Control Act|
|UHI||urban heat islands|
|UVGI||ultraviolet germicidal irradiation|
|VCP||volatile chemical product|
|VOC||volatile organic compound|
|SiO2||silica or silicon dioxide|
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