Reducing indoor residential exposures to outdoor pollutants

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The basic strategy for providing indoor air quality in residences is to dilute indoor sources with outdoor air. This strategy assumes that the outdoor air does not have pollutants at harmful levels or that the outdoor air is, at least, less polluted than the indoor air. When this is not the case, different strategies need to be employed to ensure adequate air quality in the indoor environment. These strategies include ventilation systems, filtration and other measures. These strategies can be used for several types of outdoor pollution, including smog, particulates and toxic air pollutants. This report reviews the impacts that ... continued below

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Sherman, Max H. & Matson, Nance E. July 1, 2003.

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The basic strategy for providing indoor air quality in residences is to dilute indoor sources with outdoor air. This strategy assumes that the outdoor air does not have pollutants at harmful levels or that the outdoor air is, at least, less polluted than the indoor air. When this is not the case, different strategies need to be employed to ensure adequate air quality in the indoor environment. These strategies include ventilation systems, filtration and other measures. These strategies can be used for several types of outdoor pollution, including smog, particulates and toxic air pollutants. This report reviews the impacts that typical outdoor air pollutants can have on the indoor environment and provides design and operational guidance for mitigating them. Poor quality air cannot be used for diluting indoor contaminants, but more generally it can become an indoor contaminant itself. This paper discusses strategies that use the building as protection against potentially hazardous outdoor pollutants, including widespread pollutants, accidental events, and potential attacks.

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34 pages; OS: Windows XP

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OSTI as DE00816774

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Jul 2003

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  • Report No.: LBNL--51758
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • DOI: 10.2172/816774 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 816774
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc736579

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Sherman, Max H. & Matson, Nance E. Reducing indoor residential exposures to outdoor pollutants, report, July 1, 2003; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc736579/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.