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1 1 ATM 6, Lecture #12 Indoor Air Pollution Part I: Introduction, Radon, Formaldehyde Cort Anastasio Atmospheric Science Program University of California - Davis 2 Introduction (I) • Indoor air pollution = “…any airborne material in a living or working space that may irritate people or affect their health.” • There are a wide variety of indoor air pollutants – Particles: fibers, lint, skin, hair, mites, pollen, proteins, smoke. .. – Gases: radon, formaldehyde, reactive hydrocarbons, CO… – Excessive noise – Radiation • And a wide variety of sources. ..
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2 3 Table 8.1 Sources of Indoor Air Pollutants How many of these are natural? How many are anthropogenic? Are they all equally important? (Outdoor pollution can also be a source of indoor pollution, although not shown here.) 4 Introduction (II) • Exposures to indoor air pollutants can be much greater than to outdoor pollution • Exposure = ____________________ × ______________ Time spent indoors is much greater than outdoors. ~90% of your time is spent inside! Indoor air pollutant concentrations can be as large, or larger, than outdoor values • In a typical 70 yr life, ~ 65 years are spent inside, including: – 47 years inside home – 10 years at work – 2 years in classrooms (up through high school)
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course ATM 006 taught by Professor Anastasio during the Fall '07 term at UC Davis.

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