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Commercial Building Indoor Air Quality: Introduction to the Problem

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Commercial Building Indoor Air Quality: Introduction to the Problem

This paper provides a background on the issue of indoor air quality.

It includes a discussion of the financial, technical, legal, insurance and health-related aspects of unacceptable indoor air quality (IAQ). It discusses the roles of ventilation system performance, pollutant sources and human responses in determining acceptable indoor air quality as they relate to comfort, health and chronic illness. Finally, it discusses some issues confronting those who seek to formulate and implement policies to improve IAQ.