Indoor Air Quality

Title Abstract Publication Date
Breathing in Comfort. Reviews health problems that can be attributed to poor indoor air, and suggests ways to control mold, increase fresh air, and construct buildings to improve indoor air quality. 03/31/2007
Breathing In. Advises on how to keep excess moisture out of a school building, how to remediate mold if it does occur, and how to evaluate risk in cases of indoor air quality complaints. 06/30/2008
Breathless: Schools, Air Toxics, and Environmental Justice in California The exposure of children to environmental disamenities has emerged as a key policy concern in recent years, with some analysts and activists suggesting that minority children are disproportionately... 07/31/2006
Building Air Quality. Action Plan. Building managers and owners often confront competing demands to reduce operating costs and increase revenues that can siphon funds and resources from other building management concerns such as... 05/31/1998
Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers This manual provides guidance on preventing, identifying, and correcting IAQ problems. The manual is divided into five topic areas. The first provides introductory material that explores the factors... 11/30/1991
Building and Grounds Maintenance Checklist and Background Information Guides the building and grounds maintenance staff in assessing products, practices, equipment, and building conditions that affect indoor air quality, either positively or negatively. The checklist... 12/31/2008
California Portable Classrooms Study Comprehensive study of the environmental health conditions in portable (relocatable) classrooms. This study investigated classrooms in kindergarten through 12th grade public schools and included a... 03/31/2010
California Portable Classrooms Study. The purpose of this study was to assess environmental conditions in California's portable classrooms. This report describes the sample design, the survey instruments, the data collection process... 10/31/2004
Care for Their Air: Asthma Pilot Project for Head Start and Child Care Learning Settings Listen to Heidi LeSane and LaShon Blakely (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Dorothy Mabry (Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families), Stephanie... 10/23/2011
Carpet and Indoor Air Quality in Schools. Technical Bulletin. Ways in which carpeting can affect a school's indoor air quality (IAQ) are discussed. Carpeting is defined as a system of components that includes pads, adhesives, floor preparation compounds,... 12/31/1992
Carpeting Creates a Better Learning Environment [Carpet and Rug Institute Supplement]. Discusses the benefits of carpet in the classroom; carpet maintenance vs. cleaning; step-by-step guide to life-cycle costing; and balancing the indoor air quality equation. 03/31/2000
Cause a Stir. Discusses destratification of air in large athletic spaces with fans or fabric ducts. Common HVAC mistakes in these spaces are also addressed. 06/30/2011
Causes of Indoor Air Quality Problems in Schools. Summary of Scientific Research. Revised Edition. 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... 04/30/2000
Children Symptoms Before and After Knowing About an Indoor Fungal Contamination To describe children symptoms before and after an indoor fungal problem was publicized. Children attending one of two elementary schools (one with indoor fungal problems and one without) were... 03/31/2004
Children's Environmental Health Network CEHN is national multidisciplinary project that focuses on education, research, and policy promoting a healthy environment and to protecting the child from environmental hazards. This site includes a...
Choosing an Indoor Air Quality Specialist. Presents criteria for identifying and hiring environmental consultants when internal staff cannot resolve an indoor air problem. A list of certifcations that should be held by the professionals and... 11/30/2003
Circulating Ideas on HVLS Fans. Disucsses advances in high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) ceiling fans that have created quiet and energy-efficient devices that can deliver significant HVAC savings by reducing the amount of ductwork... 05/31/2009
Classroom HVAC: Improving Ventilation and Saving Energy. The primary goals of this research effort are to develop, evaluate, and demonstrate a very practical HVAC system for classrooms that consistently provides quantity of ventilation in current minimum... 10/13/2004
Cleaning Chemicals and Their Impact on Indoor Environments and Health. Examines the health impacts associated with cleaning products and systems, especially chemical and particulate emissions that can be inhaled. It also discusses the importance of cleaning products in... 12/31/2007
Cleaning, Indoor Environmental Quality and Health: A Review of the Scientific Literature. Advises on the relationship between cleaning, indoor environmental quality, and health. The report discusses allergens in school dust, the effect of poor indoor environmental quality (IEQ) on... 07/31/2009
Clearing the Air about IAQ. Discusses how to spot indoor air quality (IAQ) problems in schools and possible actions to take to eliminate them. It highlights the types of pollutants that contribute to IAQ deterioration and the... 01/31/1999
Clearing the Air on Indoor Air Cleaners/Purifiers. Reviews the common types of contaminants found in indoor air and examines the use of air cleaning as an effective IAQ strategy. The report also describes different air cleaning methods, clarifies how... 12/31/2007
Clearing The Air. Case study of Whitaker Middle School in Portland, Oregon where teachers were convinced that they had suffered various health problems—dizziness, asthma, headaches, and more—because of the school... 10/31/2001
Clearing the Air: a Model for Investigating Indoor Air Quality in Texas Schools. Reviews a pilot project focused on indoor air quality assessment at a local school, utilizing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools program. Findings... 12/31/2001
Closing the Seal on Buildings. Discusses typical sources of air leaks in buildings, problems that can be caused by the moisture it carries into exterior components, particular problems caused by leaking roofs, and design and... 07/31/2008