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Química Nova

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BRICKUS, Leila S. R.  y  AQUINO NETO, Francisco R. de. Indoor air quality and chemistry. Quím. Nova [online]. 1999, vol.22, n.1, pp. 65-74. ISSN 1678-7064.

In Brazil, very little experimental work on measurements of indoor air pollutant levels has been done. Nowadays, increasing attention is being given to indoor air quality and the health problems associated with buildings and the indoor work environment. The scope of this paper is to review the major pollutants found in indoor environments and their sources. Subsequently, exposure to indoor air pollutants and health effects are considered. The review concludes by briefly addressing assessment of indoor air quality in Brazil and research needs.

Palabras clave : indoor air quality; sick building syndrome; air pollution.

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