Blackwell Publishing Journal Backfiles 1879-2005
Architecture, Civil Engineering, Surveying
The indoor air quality (IAQ) programme of the World Health Organization Regional office for Europe was initiated in the mid-seventies when it was realized that over 70% of the general population spends its time indoors in homes, office buildings, schools, hospitals, transportation means, etc. The first meting of experts on health aspects related to IAQ was convened in 1979, being probably the first international meeting on IAQ with participation from eastern and western Europe as well as from North America. Seven meetings followed between 1982 and 1990, at which the “sick building” syndrome, IAQ research, formaldehyde and radon, organic pollutants, biological contaminants, combustion products, and mineral fibres were discussed. A ninth meeting on sources, control and mitigation is planned for 1991.
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