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SCHER (2008)

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GreenFacts (2008)
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Indoor Air Quality


3. How can scientists determine whether indoor air pollutants pose a health risk?

To determine the potential of a pollutant to cause health effects, it is necessary to consider several factors:

In some cases, particularly those involving microbes, it is difficult to establish a direct link between a particular agent and a health effect. In those cases the apparent association may be strengthened by eliminating confounding factors.

For some indoor air pollutants, national and international guidelines or limits of exposure have been set, based on known health effects. More...


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