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INDOOR AIR POLLUTION

  1. What is indoor air pollution and how can I be exposed to it?

  2. What are the health effects of exposure to indoor air pollution?

  3. How can I improve the indoor air quality in my home?
  4. What are combustion products and how can I be exposed to them?
  5. What are the health effects of exposure to combustion products?
  6. What can I do to reduce exposure to combustion products?
  7. What is secondhand tobacco smoke and how can I be exposed to it?
  8. What are the health effects of exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke?
  9. What can I do to reduce exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke?
  10. What is radon and how can I be exposed to it?
  11. What are the health effects of exposure to radon?
  12. How can I tell if my home has a radon problem?
  13. What can I do to reduce exposure to radon?
  14. What is asbestos and how can I be exposed to it?
  15. What are the health effects from exposure to asbestos?
  16. What can I do to reduce exposure to asbestos?
  17. What are volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and how can I be exposed to them?
  18. What are the health effects from exposure to VOCs?
  19. What can I do to reduce exposure to VOCs?
  20. What are biological pollutants and how can I be exposed to them?
  21. What are the health effects from exposure to biological pollutants?
  22. What can I do to reduce exposure to biological pollutants?

    FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC) ACTIONS

  23.  SUMMARY OF LEGAL ACTIONS against Alpine, Living Air, & Ecoquest
  24.    Sunbeam
  25.    Norelco
  26.    Newtron
  27.    FTC: AAF-McQuay, Inc., et al.
  28.    Pyraponic
  29.    FTC Agreement - File No. 942-3036 - Filtration Manufacturers, Inc.
  30.    Honeywell, Inc.

    OSHA

  31.    INDOOR AIR QUALITY INVESTIGATION - OSHA TECHNICAL MANUAL - SECTION III: CHAPTER 2
  32.    TABLE Z-1 Limits for Air Contaminants. - 1910.1000 TABLE Z-1
  33.    Collecting and Disposing of Dust
  34.    METALWORKING FLUIDS: Safety and Health Best Practices Manual

    IN THE NEWS

  35.    Improving Respirator Masks to Put Fresh Air in Reach - NYTimes.com September 10, 2014
  36.    Photos: Hazardous smog over Beijing - CNN.com January 30, 2013
  37.    WHO: Diesel exhaust can cause cancer - CNN.com June 12, 2012
  38.    Air Pollution Linked to Heart and Brain Risks - NYTimes.com February 15, 2012

  39.    Air Quality Difficult to Gauge in Dustier American West - NYTimes.com December 10, 2011

  40.    Why Traffic Jams Are Bad for Your Health - WSJ.com November 8, 2011

  41.    The Privileges of China’s Elite Include Purified Air - NYTimes.com November 4, 2011

  42.    CDC Expects Broader Smoking Ban - WSJ.com April 21, 2011

  43.    Preventing Dust Mites in Pillows and Bedding - NYTimes.com March 4, 2011

  44.    A Safety Kink in Hair Relaxing? - Skin Deep - NYTimes.com November 3, 2010

  45.    California dominates most-polluted cities list - CNN.com April 29, 2010
  46.    Asthma Attacks Linked With Weather - Well Blog - NYTimes.com September 22, 2009
  47.    Analysis Finds Elevated Risk From Soot Particles in the Air - NYTimes.com June 4, 2009
  48.    Cornell Chronicle: Fabrics that render toxins harmless May 22, 2008
  49.    Cornell Chronicle: Zhang studies Beijing air quality May 1, 2008
  50.    How "Fresh" is Air Freshener? - TIME Sep. 24, 2007
  51.    American Chemical Society ES&T Online News: Printer particle emissions add up August 1, 2007
  52.    CNN.com - 'World's dirtiest city' Video file January 18, 2007
  53.    Auto Pollution & Carbon Particulates Harm Kids Lung Function - MedPage Today July 05, 2006
  54.    Researchers draw link between second-hand smoke and breast cancer
  55.    Environmental Tobacco Smoke - Draft Staff Report
  56.    EWG Report || PBDEs - Fire Retardants in Dust Environmental Working Group July 9, 2004
  57.    Air Pollution Alters DNA in Mice, Study Finds - The New York Times - May 18, 2004
  58.    CNN.com - Lung association ranks most polluted cities - Apr 29, 2004
  59.    BBC NEWS | England | Leicestershire | Traffic 'linked to coughing'
  60.    BBC NEWS | Health | Air pollution cancer fears grow
  61.    CNN.com - Report: SARS not airborne virus - Oct. 20, 2003
  62.    Particles Are Tiny, but Damage Can Be Great The New York Times October 30, 2001
  63.    Tiny Bits of Soot Tied to Illnesses The New York Times April 21, 2001
  64.    CNN.com - Health - Study: Even tiniest air pollutants increase death rate - December 14, 2000
  65.    Air Pollutants and Death Rate NPR's All Things Considered, 12-13-2000 (audio file, requires Real Player plug-in.)

    KIDS

  66.    Pollution
  67.    Environmental Resources for Teachers - Air Quality and Air Pollution
  68.    Lesson Plans - Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - www.tceq.state.tx.us

    OZONE

  69.    weather.com - US Current Ozone Levels
  70.    Ozone Out for Indoor Air Cleaners (Alpine XL 15 ozone-generating air filter)
  71.    Ozone generators that are sold as air cleaners
  72.    Health Canada Warning: Health Canada warns the public about air cleaners designed to intentionally generate ozone (Ozone generators)
  73.    OZONE, GOOD UP HIGH, BAD NEARBY.
  74.    EO Library: Ozone
  75.    How harmful is the ozone produced by office equipment like photocopiers?
  76.    What causes photochemical smog?

    NEGATIVE IONS

  77.    Aerobiological Engineering (Bacteria vs. Negative Ions) Pennsylvania State University
  78.    CBD-199. Air Ions And Human Comfort
  79.    The Treatment of Bronchial Asthma by Negative Ions
  80.    Prevention of Post-Operative Thromboembolism by Negative Ions (Blood Clots)
  81.    The Effect of Ionised Air on Work Capacity and Vitamin Metabolism (Russian Athletic Studies) Originally this paper was discovered and translated by U.S. Naval Intelligence in 1960 
  82.    Behavioural Effects of Air Ions
  83.    Effects of Negative Ion Treatment on Blood Serotonin and Weather Sensitive Patients
  84.    Negative Ions Improves Memory and Attention in Learning Disabled Children
  85.    Artificial Air Ionisation as a therapeutic Factor For Patients with Hypertensive Disease and Bronchial Asthma
  86.    Data Concerning The Intervention Of Air Ions In Physical Exercise
  87.    Air Ions and Health
  88.    Asthma & Ions
  89.    Scientific References on Ions   

    ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT

  90. Airborne Respiratory Diseases and Mechanical Systems for Control of Microbes
    by W. J. Kowalski and William Bahnfleth, HPAC Engineering, July 1998, v70n7, pp34-48.
  91. Bactericidal Effects of High Airborne Ozone Concentrations on Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus
    by W. J. Kowalski, W. P. Bahnfleth, and T. S. Whittam, Ozone Science & Engineering, 1998, v20, pp205-221.
  92. Filtration of Airborne Microorganisms: Modeling and Prediction
    by W. J. Kowalski, William Bahnfleth, and T. S. Whittam, ASHRAE Transactions: Research 1999, v105n2, pp4-17.
  93. UVGI Design Basics for Air and Surface Disinfection
    by W. J. Kowalski and William Bahnfleth, HPAC Engineering, January 2000, v72n1, pp100-110.
  94. Indoor Mold Growth: Health Hazards and Remediation
    by W. J. Kowalski, HPAC Engineering, September 2000, v72n9, pp80-83.
  95. Effective UV Germicidal Irradiation System Design Through Improved Modeling
    by W. J. Kowalski and William Bahnfleth, ASHRAE Transactions: Research 2000, v106pt2.
  96. Mathematical Modeling of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation for Air Disinfection
    by W. J. Kowalski,W. P. Bahnfleth, D.L. Witham, B.F. Severin, and T.S. Whittam, Quantitative Microbiology, 2000, v2, pp249-270.
  97. Design and Optimization of UVGI Air Disinfection Systems
    by W. J. Kowalski, PhD Thesis, The Pennsylvania State University 2001.
  98. Mold and Buildings
    by Wally Kowalski, Eric Burnett, The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center Builder Brief BB0301, 2001.
  99. UVGI Systems for Air and Surface Disinfection
    by W.J. Kowalski and D.L. Witham, IUVA News, 2001, v3(5), pp4-7.
  100. Airborne-Microbe Filtration in Indoor Environments
    by W. J. Kowalski and W. P. Bahnfleth, HPAC Engineering, 2002, v74(1), pp57-69.
  101. Engineering Control of Airborne Disease Transmission in Animal Laboratories
    by W. J. Kowalski, William Bahnfleth, and Donna Carey, Contemporary Topics in Laboratory Animal Science 2002, v41p9-17.
  102. MERV Filter Models for Aerobiological Applications
    by W. J. Kowalski and William Bahnfleth, Air Media, Summer 2002, p13-17.
  103. Immune Building Systems Technology
    by W. J. Kowalski, 2002, McGraw-Hill, New York, (Errata for book)
  104. Defending Buildings Against Bioterrorism
    by W. J. Kowalski, Engineered Systems Magazine 2002, p61-68
  105. Immune Building Technology and Bioterrorism Defense
    by W. J. Kowalski and W. P. Bahnfleth, HPAC Engineering, January 2003, v75(1), pp57-62.
  106. Demonstration of a Hermetic Airborne Ozone Disinfection System: Studies on E. coli
    by W. J. Kowalski, W. P. Bahnfleth, B.A. Striebig, and T.S. Whittam, AIHA Journal, March/April 2003, v64(2), pp222-227.
  107. Modeling Immune Building Systems for Bioterrorism Defense
    by W. J. Kowalski, W. P. Bahnfleth, and A. Musser, Journal of Architectural Engineering, June 2003, v9(2), pp222-227.
  108. Dimensional Analysis of UVGI Air Disinfection Systems
    by W. J. Kowalski, W. P. Bahnfleth, and J. Rosenberger, International Journal of HVAC&R Research, July 2003, v9(3), pp347-363.
  109. Proposed Standards and Guidelines for UVGI Air Disinfection
    by W. J. Kowalski, W. P. Bahnfleth, IUVA News, v6(1), pp20-25.
  110.    CNN.com - UV lamps may cure 'sick buildings' - Nov. 28, 2003
  111.    Welcome to official web site of the international ultraviolet association IUVA

    TOBACCO SMOKE

  112.    The Truth     

    RADON

  113.    Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction | Publications | Radon | Indoor Air Quality | Air | US EPA

  114.    A Physician's Guide | Publications | Radon | Indoor Air | Air | US EPA

  115.    Website Assesses Radon Risk for Homeowners

  116.    Relative Health Risk of Radon

  117.    Radon Project of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Columbia University Department of Statistics

  118.    Health Effects of Exposure to Indoor Radon  

    NANOPARTICLES

  119.    American Industrial Hygiene Association: Nanotechnology

  120.    International Council of Nanotechnology 

  121.    EPA White Paper

  122.    The International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON) Review of Safety Practices in the Nanotechnology Industry
  123.    ASTM Committee E56 on Nanotechnology
  124.    ANSI solicits participation for proposed new Technical Advisory Group for ISO Technical Committee on Nanotechnnologies (TC 229). 
  125.    NIOSH Nanotechnology Page
  126.    Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering (U.K.) Study on Nanotechnology
  127.    National Nanotechnology Initiative
  128.    NNI Links to Nanotechnology Resources
  129.    ANSI Nanotechnology Standards Panel
  130.    The U.K. Health and Safety Executive: "Nanoparticles: An Occupational Hygiene Review."
  131.    Food and Drug Administration Nanotechnology Website
  132.    Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
  133.    Center for Responsible Nanotechnology
  134.    Chemical Industry Vision
  135.    European Commission
  136.    EPA: Nanotechnology Research Topics
  137.    EPA: Nanotechnology Factsheet
  138.    Northwestern University Institute for Nanotechnology
  139.    The Institute of Nanotechnology
  140.    European Nanotechnology Gateway
  141.    Foresight Nanotech Institute
  142.    NIEHS OPPE Factsheet #03 - July 2003
  143.    National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network
  144.    Health & Safety Executive
  145.    Occupational Safety & Health/Environmental Practices
  146.   

    CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, & RADIOLOGICAL TERRORISM PROTECTIVE MEASURES
     

  147.    FEMA 426 - Reference Manual to Mitigate Potential Terrorist Attacks Against Buildings, December 2003

  148.    NIOSH - Filtration and Air-Cleaning Systems to Protect Building Environments from Airborne Chemical, Biological, or Radiological Attacks, April 2003

    DIESEL EXHAUST

     

  149.    Safety and Health Topics: Diesel Exhaust-U.S. Department of Labor-Occupational Safety & Health Administration(OSHA)

  150.    EPA NCEA - Health Assessment Document for Diesel Engine Exhaust

  151.    DieselNet: Diesel Emissions Online

    MOLD

  152.    EPA Indoor Air Quality Web Site - Mold Links and General Information Page
  153.    FEMA: Mold Can Damage Home and Health
  154.    Indoor Mold: Health Hazard Identification and Control
  155.    Airborne Respiratory Diseases and Mechanical Systems for CONTROL OF MICROBES     

    Indoor Air Quality Checkoff List

  156.    Recommended Action Checklists | IAQ Design Tools for Schools | Indoor Air Quality | Air | US EPA

    AIR QUALITY, AIR CLEANERS, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

  157.    Environmental Health: Air pollution attributable postneonatal infant mortality in U.S. metropolitan areas: a risk assessment study   also see:  Sudden Infant Death Syndrome may be caused by vehicle pollutants
  158.    Modeling Filter Bypass: Impact on Filter Efficiency (PDF)
  159.    MedlinePlus: Indoor Air Pollution
  160.    Safety & Health Topics: Indoor Air Quality-U.S. Department of Labor-Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
  161.    Home Indoor Air Quality Knowledgebase
  162.    OSH Answers: Indoor Air Quality - General
  163.    OSH Answers: How Do Particulates Enter the Respiratory System?
  164.    OSH Answers: How Workplace Chemicals Enter the Body
  165.    Indoor Air Quality Publications
  166.    Candles and Indoor Air Quality
  167.    EPA-Candles and Incense as Potential Sources of Indoor Air Pollution: Market Analysis and Literature Review
  168.    NCEA - US EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment
  169.    US EPA Office of Air and Radiation - AIRSData - Main Page - Access to Air Pollution Data
  170.    US EPA Office of Air & Radiation Government Partners
  171.    State Real-Time Air Pollution Data
  172.    EO Newsroom: New Images - MOPITT Views North America
  173.    Indoor Air Quality in Homes
  174.    EPA's Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Home Page
  175.    AEROBIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING -- Airborne Pathogen Control Systems
  176.    Coalition for a Smoke-Free City
  177.    Indoor Environment Department, EETD, LBNL
  178.    An Environmental Risk-Assessment Guide for the Home
  179.    Asthma: American Lung Association  
  180.    Cumulative Exposure Project
  181.    Residential Air-Cleaning Devices - A Summary of Available Information
  182.    EPA's Indoor Air Quality Home Page
  183.    Common Indoor Air Pollutants - Improving Air Quality
  184.    Indoor Air Facts - Residential Air Cleaners
  185.    Indoor Air - Environmental Health Center - Div. of the National Safety Council
  186.    New York Healthy Schools Network
  187.    Enviro$en$e - Common Sense Solutions to Environmental Problems
  188.    Office of Children's Health Protection
  189.    Children's Environmental Health Network
  190.    ATSDR - Child Health Home Page
  191.    Indoor Air Pollution -- Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)
  192.    Children's Environmental Health Homepage -- Environment & Health Program
  193.    Residential Leaf Burning
  194.    European Environment Agency
  195.    Welcome to the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Homepage
  196.    Environment Canada's Green Lane/Environnement Canada
  197.    Environment Quebec - Symposium on air pollution and public health
  198.    NSC Air Quality Program
  199.    NIOSH/Topics Page/Indoor Air Quality
  200.    NIOSH/fact sheet/ indoor environmental quality
  201.    American Lung Association -- Indoor Air Quality

    PESTICIDES

  202.    Pesticide Education Resources, University of Nebraska
  203.    US EPA Pesticide Registration Status Information
  204.    Rachel Carson Council, Pesticide Information, Pesticide Effects
  205.    Pesticide Education Resources, University of Nebraska

    VENTILATION

  206.    Ventilation

    CLEAN ROOMS

  207.    CleanRooms - EN 1822: the standard that greatly impacted the European cleanrooms market
  208.    Introduction of the New European Standard EN1822 (Microsoft Word Document)
  209.    CleanRooms - Standards for Airborne Particle Counter Performance and Operation
  210.    CleanRooms - Airborne molecular contaminants (AMCs): Properties and gaining control
  211.    CleanRooms - 15 factors that influence cleanroom design and construction costs

    STANDARDS & REGULATIONS

  212.    Air Filter Testing Laboratories, Kentucky
  213.    American National Standards Institute
  214.    ASTM Technical Standards for Industry Worldwide
  215.    CEN - The European Committee for Standardization
  216.    International Organization for Standardization homepage
  217.    Nordtest-homepage
  218.    CDC | TB | TB Guidelines - Infection Control & Prevention

  219.    OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Indoor Air Quality
  220.    An EPA fact sheet on ISO 14000: Int'l. Environmental Mgmt. Standards
  221.    ISO homepage, English, with graphics
  222.    Global Engineering Documents - ISO 14000
  223.    Official ISO/TC 207 website

    EDUCATION and CONFERENCES

  224.    Harvard University - In-Place Filter Testing Workshop August 22 - 26, 2005 (Tentative)
  225.    WELCOME to the official web site of the Texas Institute for the Indoor Environment
  226.    Particle Technology Laboratory, University of Minnesota
  227.    University of Tulsa Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Program
  228.    International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy
  229.    International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ)
  230.    Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) Home Page
  231.    The Children's Environmental Health Institute
  232.    Indoor Air 2005
  233.    Second NSF International Conference on Indoor Air Health
  234.    Free Guide to Indoor Air Health Poster
  235.    NSF Consumer Information: Air Quality
  236.    Optimal breathing. Education, evaluation, services. Superior health, peak performance, life extension!
  237.    Texas Institute for the Indoor Environment

    CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT ORGANIZATIONS

  238.    American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning EngineerS (ASHRAE)
  239.    AIHA - The American Industrial Hygiene Association
  240.    ACGIH - Industrial Hygiene, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety Resource
  241.    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
  242.    American Biological Safety Association (ABSA)
  243.    American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  244.    American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  245.    Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety (CCOHS)
  246.    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  247.    Department of Energy (DOE)
  248.    Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (EIST)
  249.    National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  250.    National Safety Council
  251.    National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
  252.    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  253.    Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in Museums and Archives
  254.    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
  255.    NSF International
  256.    Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)
  257.    World Health Organization (WHO)
  258.    International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
  259.    Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre
  260.    American Academy of Environmental Medicine

    COPD
    (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

  261.    Medical News: Inside or Outside, Air Quality Affects COPD Symptoms - from MedPage Today
  262.    American Lung Association/Nexcura -- COPD Lung Profiler
  263.    MEDLINEplus: COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

    DAILY AIRBORNE ALLERGEN & AIR QUALITY REPORTS

  264.    Pollen.com - Local Pollen reports and forecasts
  265.    EPA AIRNow
  266.    Air Pollution and Smog Indexes for Health
  267.    weather.com - US Air Quality Forecast
  268.    weather.com - US Current Ozone Levels
  269.    The Weather Channel - Ragweed Pollen Forecast
  270.    The Weather Channel - Grass Pollen Forecast
  271.    The Weather Channel - Tree Pollen Forecast
  272.    The Weather Channel - Mold Spores Forecast

    ALLERGIES & ASTHMA

  273.    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Home Page
  274.    American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
  275.    MayoClinic.com - Asthma
  276.    Teach Your Patients About Asthma: A Clinician's Guide

    MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES (MCS)

  277.    Safety and Health Topics: Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS)
  278.    Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
  279.    Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Environmental Illness

    OTHER SITES OF IMPORTANCE

  280.    Where to find Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) on the Internet
  281.    OSH Answers: Chemicals & Materials
  282.    NIOSH/ Online NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards/chemical name and synonym index
  283.    National Library for the Environment
  284.    Environment, Safety, & Health Technical Information Services
  285.    National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service AirWeb
  286.    ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINANTS ENCYCLOPEDIA

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