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Unformatted text preview: Thus its harder to police or prevent the pollution.
Indoor Air Pollution
Modern buildings are made to keep air IN : lowers amount of electricity for heating and A/C;
- saves $$
- less coal burnt to generate power, so less SO2.
BUT: Buildings have become almost TOO sealed: pollutants can build up
- ppb or higher; can be higher than outdoors
- leads to ‘sick building syndrome’
Indoor Air Pollutants
VOC’s , NO, NO2, SO2, CO, O3, PM (although NO2, SO2, O3 are not so bad as they are produced
outside more often so have reacted before they get inside the building)
Add 1000+ more hazardous chemicals if someone is smoking..!
Candles & Incense can also deplete O2 and add pollutants.
See Table 1.8 for a list of VOC's emitted by paint, this is a very common source of VOC's and this is why
there has been a push to come up with environmentall...
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2014 for the course CH 304k taught by Professor Walker during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '08