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... IED's website states that its main objective is "to improve indoor air quality in buildings where people live, learn and work." 7 Toward this end, it implements non-regulatory programs to reduce public health risks from poor indoor air quality with the goal of reducing or preventing human exposure to harmful indoor contaminants including particulate matter (PM) , indoor asthma triggers, mold, environmental tobacco smoke, volatile organic compounds, and radon.
From page 19...
... It addressed sources and characterization, health effects, and control of a wide range of adverse indoor exposures, including volatile organic compounds, radon, formaldehyde, asbestos and other fibers, tobacco smoke, excessive moisture, and biological agents like mold and bacteria. The report emphasized the importance of proper ventilation and control measures to mitigate exposure and offered recommendations for improving building design and ventilation systems to enhance indoor air quality.
From page 20...
... summarized the state of scientific understanding with respect to the effects of climate change on indoor air and public health. The report found that climate change mitigation strategies could improve or worsen fineparticle exposure associated with cooking and that increased wildfire incidence would increase community exposure to fine particles, leaving low-income households at a higher risk.
From page 21...
... The workshop presentations examined sources of fine particulate matter, health effects of exposure to indoor fine particulate matter, metrics and assessment of indoor exposure to fine particulate matter, mitigation strategies, and occupant responses to indoor fine particulate matter. Speakers observed that both technological and behavioral interventions were needed to mitigate fine particulate matter exposure.
From page 22...
... Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. NASEM and NAE (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and National Academy of Engineering)


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