ERIC Number: ED464475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-May
Causes of Indoor Air Quality Problems in Schools: Summary of Scientific Research. Revised Edition.
Bayer, Charlene W.; Crow, Sidney A.; Fischer, John
Understanding the primary causes of indoor air quality (IAQ) problems and how controllable factors--proper heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system design, allocation of adequate outdoor air, proper filtration, effective humidity control, and routine maintenance--can avert problems may help all building owners, operators, and occupants to be more productive. This revised report provides a comprehensive summary of IAQ research that has been conducted in various types of facilities. It focuses primarily on school facilities because, for numerous reasons, they are far more susceptible to developing IAQ problems than most other types of facilities, and the occupants--children--are more significantly affected than adults are. This revised report contains summaries of more recent IAQ articles, with 50 new items added to the references. In addition, it expands the discussion of carbon dioxide in response to concerns about this section in the first version of the report. (Contains 154 references.) (EV)
Descriptors: Building Operation, Child Health, Climate Control, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Research, Hazardous Materials, Indoor Air Pollution, Literature Reviews, School Buildings, School Safety
For full text: http://www.ornl.gov/ORNL/BTC/IAQ% review-2nd%20ed2.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SEMCO, Inc., Columbia, MO.; Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.