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Indoor Air Pollution: An Old Problem with New Challenges
Epidemiology & Risk Assessment Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health/Exposure, P.O. Box 15677, Landmark 406 West, 401 Park Ave, Boston, MA 02215 USA
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Received: 21 October 2009; Accepted: 17 November 2009 / Published: 19 November 2009
Abstract: Hazards in our indoor environments have been recognized since biblical times. The advice in Leviticus 14:33–48 for treating mold infested houses has contemporary meaning in the recent World Health Organization (WHO) document on damp and moldy indoor spaces . In the developed world, faulty combustion, carbon monoxide from coal gas, lead paint, poor ventilation of tenement housing and hospitals have been recognized for decades as unhealthy. Indoor air quality, however, was not appreciated as an important component of public health until the proliferation of sealed buildings, energy conservation programs (urea formaldehyde foam insulation), new products, and the recognition of the health effects of radon, asbestos and latex. [...]
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Spengler, J.; Adamkiewicz, G. Indoor Air Pollution: An Old Problem with New Challenges. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6, 2880-2882.
Spengler J, Adamkiewicz G. Indoor Air Pollution: An Old Problem with New Challenges. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2009; 6(11):2880-2882.
Spengler, John; Adamkiewicz, Gary. 2009. "Indoor Air Pollution: An Old Problem with New Challenges." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 6, no. 11: 2880-2882.