The data have been presented in forms that can best permit evaluations of health implications. Alternatively, the data help us identify gaps in knowledge that need to be filled before such evaluations can be made. The pollutant classes are examined from viewpoints such as measurement and source characterization, habitat studies, health effects, risk analysis, and future needs.

part |36 pages


chapter 1|2 pages

Indoor Air Quality—Electric Utility Concerns

ByRalph M. Perhac

chapter 2|32 pages

Evaluation of Changes in Indoor Air Quality Occurring Over the Past Several Decades

ByDavid T. Mage, Richard B. Gammage

part One|94 pages


chapter 3|4 pages

Part One: Overview

ByWayne M. Lewder

chapter 5|10 pages

Comparing Radon Daughter Dosimetric and Risk Models

ByNaomi H. Harley

chapter 6|30 pages

Epidemiology and Risk Assessment: Testing Models for Radon-Induced Lung Cancer

ByWilliam H. Ellett, Neal S. Nelson

chapter 7|22 pages

European Radon Surveys and Risk Assessment

ByFritz Steinhausler

part Two|58 pages


chapter 8|6 pages

Part Two: Overview

ByPhilip R. Morey

chapter 9|10 pages

Indoor Sources for Airborne Microbes

ByHarriet A. Burge

chapter 10|22 pages

Endogenous Mold Exposure: Environmental Risk to Atopic and Nonatopic Patients

ByPeter P. Kozak, Janet Gallup, Leo B. Cummins, Sherwin A. Gillman

chapter 11|12 pages

Hygienic Significance of Microorganisms in the Hospital Environment

ByRuth B. Kundsin

chapter 12|6 pages

Impact of Indoor Air Pathogens on Human Health

ByJames C. Feeley

part Three|68 pages

Passive Cigarette Smoke

chapter 13|4 pages

Part Three: Overview

ByIra B. Tager

chapter 15|10 pages

Experimental Considerations in the Measurement of Exposures to Sidestream Cigarette Smoke

ByJan A.J. Stolwijk, Brian P. Leaderer, Marianne Leaderer, John B. Pierce

chapter 16|12 pages

Biological Potential and Exposure-Dose Relationships for Constituents of Cigarette Smoke

ByJoseph D. Brain, Brenda E. Barry

chapter 17|14 pages

Relationship Between Passive Exposure to Cigarette Smoke and Cancer

ByJonathan M. Samet

part Four|72 pages

Combustion Products

chapter 19|2 pages

Part Four: Overview

ByDavid V. Bates

chapter 20|18 pages

Emissions from Indoor Combustion Sources

ByJohn D. Spengler, Martin A. Cohen

chapter 21|18 pages

Interference with Lung Defenses by Nitrogen Dioxide Exposure

ByJudith A. Graham, Frederick J. Miller

chapter 22|6 pages

Structure and Function of Airways in Experimental Chronic Nitrogen Dioxide Exposure

ByJerome Kleinerman, Ronald E. Gordon, Michael P. C. Ip, Alexander Collins

chapter 24|12 pages

Significance of Childhood Lower Respiratory Infections

ByFrederick W. Henderson, Alan M. Collier

part Five|86 pages


chapter 25|4 pages

Part Five: Overview

ByLance A. Wallace

chapter 26|16 pages

Review of Analytical Methods for Volatile Organic Compounds in the Indoor Environment

ByLinda S. Sheldon, Charles M. Sparacino, Edo D. Pellizzari

chapter 27|10 pages

Sampling and Analysis Methodology for Semivolatile and Nonvolatile Organic Compounds in Air

ByRalph M. Riggin, Bruce A. Petersen

chapter 28|18 pages

Organic Chemicals in Indoor Air: A Review of Human Exposure Studies and Indoor Air Quality Studies

ByLance A. Wallace, Edo D. Pellizzari, Sydney M. Gordon

chapter 29|8 pages

Does Formaldehyde Cause Allergic Respiratory Disease?

ByCharles E. Reed, Evangelo Frigas

chapter 31|12 pages

Volatile Organic Compounds as Indoor Air Pollutants

ByLars Mølhave

part |8 pages

Summary and Conclusions

chapter |6 pages

Summary and Conclusions

ByDavid V. Bates