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Home weatherization & indoor air pollutants

Home weatherization & indoor air pollutants

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration in [Portland, Or.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pollutants -- Environmental aspects -- United States,
  • Radon -- Environmental aspects -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesHome weatherization and indoor air pollutants
    ContributionsUnited States. Bonneville Power Administration
    The Physical Object
    Pagination13 p. :
    Number of Pages13
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14886569M


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Home weatherization & indoor air pollutants Download PDF EPUB FB2

Weatherization Challenges Indoor pollutant exposures may be increased due to air-tightening activities. Tightening a building is essential for energy efficiency but may also have the unintended consequence of allowing contaminants that would otherwise be diluted in leaky homes to.

Get this from a library. Environment and power: home weatherization & indoor air pollutants. [United States. Bonneville Power Administration.; United States. Department of Energy.;]. Consequently, after weatherization, concentrations of indoor air pollutants from sources inside the home can increase.

Weatherization can have a negative impact on indoor air quality, especially among occupants with respiratory illnesses. This occurs because of a decrease in air exchange in the home, and resulting increase in moisture. Get this from a library. Home weatherization and indoor air pollutants: questions and answers about asbestos.

[United States. Bonneville Power Administration.;]. Eliminate Air Pollutants In Your Home | Home Air Quality. However, indoor air pollutants can be even more dangerous than outdoor air pollution. The first step to keeping your home and family safe is learning more about the problem.

This article will help by covering 7 common indoor air pollutants. (1) Pollutant: carbon monoxide (CO) Carbon monoxide is. @article{osti_, title = {Indoor air pollution: Acute adverse health effects and host susceptibility}, author = {Zummo, S M and Karol, M H}, abstractNote = {Increased awareness of the poor quality of indoor air compared with outdoor air has resulted in a significant amount of research on the adverse health effects and mechanisms of action of indoor air pollutants.

Home weatherization & indoor air pollutants book health effects associated with some indoor air pollutants are summarized in the section "Reference Guide to Major Indoor Air Pollutants in the Home." Identifying Air Quality Problems Some health effects can be useful indicators of an indoor air quality problem, especially if they appear after a person moves to a new residence, remodels or.

When natural ventilation, such as open windows and opened doors, lets air in and out, it will affect interior air pollution levels, as well as indoor temperature.

As well, mechanical devices, such as fans, are able to move air around when they are being used. Unfortunately, Local Weatherization Agencies must defer some projects. If the condition of the home is beyond the scope of the Weatherization Program, funding is unavailable, or there are circumstances in the home that require repair, removal, or remedy before a project to weatherize can begin, then the.

Indoor air pollution and exposure to hazardous substances in the home are risks we can do something about. In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Air Pollutants in the Home and Office (Indoor Air Pollutants in the Home and Office Book 2) - Kindle edition by Kuriger Ph.D., William E. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Air Pollutants in the Home and Office (Indoor Air 5/5(1).

Many homeowners are surprised to learn their home contains indoor air pollutants. In fact, the EPA says some homes and buildings can be more polluted than outdoor environments. While these pollutants are very small or even invisible, they can have a serious impact on your family’s health if.

Plus, wet soil can pollute the air by adding mold to the atmosphere. Air sprays There's no data that so-called purifying air sprays do anything to reduce common pollutants.

In fact, anything with Author: Kristyn Kusek Lewis. Weatherization generally does not cause indoor air problems by adding new pollutants to the air.

(There are a few exceptions, such as caulking, that can sometimes emit pollutants.) However, measures such as installing storm windows, weather stripping, caulking, and blown-in wall insulation can reduce the amount of outdoor air infiltrating into.

Indoor air pollutants can be even more problematic that outdoor air pollution. Stephen Hays, California Pacific Medical Center, talks about indoor air pollution such as mildew, dust and daner. @article{osti_, title = {The effect of home weatherization on indoor radon concentration}, author = {Egert, G.W.

and Kathren, R.L. and Cross, F.T. and Robkin, M.A.}, abstractNote = {In an effort to reduce energy consumption costs, increasing numbers of homeowners are weatherizing their homes to minimize the loss of heated and cooled air to the outside. -Green buildings aim to improve the indoor environmental quality through design, construction, and maintenance that minimize indoor air pollution -This ensures that fresh air is supplied and circulated, and that moisture content is managed to remove the threat of moisture-related problems such as mold.

The U.S. General Accounting Office has called indoor air pollution "one of the most serious environmental risks to human health," yet no agency. Indoor air pollution often makes the air inside homes more unhealthy to breathe than air outdoors. These are surprising sources of indoor air : Dan Shapley.

Indoor tobacco smoking, construction material used in building houses, fuel used for cooking, heating and lighting, use of incense and various forms of mosquito repellents, use of pesticides and chemicals used for cleaning at home, and use of artificial fragrances are some of the various sources that contribute to household air by:   Weatherization reduces annual energy costs by $ per household.

Some of my clients are saving $ per MONTH. It’s not just a matter of caulking your windows and doors. There are lots of practical steps you can take to weatherize your home for the winter. These small investments in materials, along with the time set.

Weatherization in the latter sense would be better defined in a US Weatherization Assistance Program page. I propose that this page be renamed to Weatherization Assistance Program, and add the information on weatherization techniques to existing articles on energy efficiency homes and buildings-- low-energy house and zero energy building.

Air cleaning alone cannot adequately remove all pollutants typically found in indoor air. The value of any air cleaner depends upon a number of factors, including its basic efficiency, proper selection for the type of pollutant to be removed, proper installation in relation to the space, and faithful maintenance.

For Teachers. Air Pollution and Illness (CK) - Provides reading, practice, and critical thinking, activities, and study guides on how indoor and outdoor air pollution affects human health.

Helping to Find a Solution to Air Pollution. (PDF, KB)(Pima County, Department of Environmental Quality) - PDF activity for students to write themselves a letter about the problem of air pollution.

Weatherization generally does not cause indoor air problems by adding new pollutants to the air. (There are a few exceptions, such as caulking, that can sometimes emit pollutants.) However, measures such as installing storm windows, weather stripping, caulking, and blown-in wall insulation can reduce the amount of outdoor air infiltrating into Location: West Michigan Ave, Marshall,   The Biggest Air Pollutants In Your Home Just Might Surprise You monitored the indoor air quality in nearly homes for three months.

Each household had at. This is simply a measure of how well it collects pollutants from indoor air, and how much air it pulls into its filter. Setting HEPA filters in the rooms where you spend the most time is a good way to improve the air quality of your home, as high-quality and appropriately sized.

Common Indoor Air Pollutants: Sources And Health Impacts POLLUTANTS FROM NATURAL SOURCES Pollutant Major Sources in the Home Possible Health Impacts Radon – Colorless, tasteless, and odor-less gas that comes from the radioactive decay of uranium or radium. #Earth and rock under buildings #Some earth-derived building materials.

Identify possible sources of indoor air pollution. Introduction: Indoor air pollution can pose a serious health threat. EPA studies indicate that the levels of many air pollutants may be two to five times higher in indoor air than outdoor air.

In some cases, indoor air pollutants may even be times higher than outdoors. Biological Pollutants in Your Home Outdoor air pollution in cities is a major health problem. Much effort and money continues to be spent cleaning up pollution in the outdoor air.

But air pollution can be a problem where you least expect it, in the place you may have. Weatherization generally does not cause indoor air problems by adding new pollutants to the air. (There are a few exceptions, such as caulking, that can sometimes emit pollutants.) However, measures such as installing storm windows, weather stripping, caulking, and blown-in wall insulation can reduce the amount of outdoor air infiltrating into Location: E Mulberry St, Sherman,TX.

Weatherization generally does not cause indoor air problems by adding new pollutants to the air. (There are a few exceptions, such as caulking, that can sometimes emit pollutants.) However, measures such as installing storm windows, weather stripping, caulking, and blown-in wall insulation can reduce the amount of outdoor air infiltrating into Location: Lizzie Lane, Surfside Beach,SC.

A study of homes across the US with indoor air contaminant measurements pre-and post-weatherization by the DOE's WAP concluded that weatherization caused a small but.

building. Reducing indoor air pollution can reduce or eliminate health problems caused by breathing impure air Activity 2 How Indoor Pollution Spreads 1.

Space individual children evenly around the room. They will be indoor air pollution monitoring instruments. Place a. And if the air pollutants can find anything to harm in the lungs, they can move right into the bloodstream and have access to every organ. The best way to defeat an enemy is to know it.

The EPA has a list of the most common indoor air pollutants. Go back. Indoor air pollution. It refers to the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of air in the indoor environment within a home, building, or an institution or commercial air pollution is a concern in the developed countries, where energy efficiency improvements sometimes make houses relatively airtight, reducing ventilation and raising pollutant levels.

DANGERS OF INDOOR AIR POLLUTION. JANE E. BRODY. The average industrial exposure is only 40 hours a week, but an infant is exposed to home pollutants for nearly 24 hours a day.

dominant uses vary between residential and commercial structures 1 (DOE, ). As noted in Tablethe dominant uses of energy in the residential sector are ambient space heating (about 26%) and cooling, water heating, and lighting (each about 12–13%).In commercial buildings, lighting is the dominant category at about 25%, but space heating, cooling, and mechanical ventilation together.

• Be exposed to basic weatherization technology. • Become aware of the potential for interaction among building components and mechanical systems. • Understand how air sealing a home can negatively affect indoor air quality.

Learning Objectives HOUSE AS A SYSTEM. This sec- tion takes a source-by-source look at the most common indoor air pollutants, their potential health effects, and ways to reduce levels in the home.

(For a summary of the points made in this section, see the chart in the middle of this booklet entitled "Reference Guide to. Indoor air quality should be monitored for your health.

Find out how air pollutants such as asbestos, radon, lead, and even high humidity can cause harm.Introduction to Indoor Air Quality. As the name suggests, indoor air quality refers to the condition of the air in your home.

From naturally occurring allergens such as pollen and mold to household cleaning chemicals, tobacco smoke, and more, a wide variety of factors .