Breathing Easier over Indoor Air Pollution
Though indoor air pollution rarely generates much publicity, risk managers should take heed: studies conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicate that human exposure levels for many pollutants may be two to five times higher indoors than outdoors. Considering that people spend an estimated 90 percent of their time inside their homes and offices, it is easy to see why the EPA has consistently ranked indoor air pollution among the top five greatest environmental health risks today.
Why has this issue surfaced only during the past decade or two! The EPA points to several factors, including the construction of well-sealed buildings (windows do not open), the …
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Publication information: Article title: Breathing Easier over Indoor Air Pollution. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Risk Management. Volume: 40. Issue: 7 Publication date: July 1993. Page number: 52+. © 1999 Risk Management Society Publishing, Inc. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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