The Effect of Climate Change on Indoor Air Quality and Public Health

Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Environmental Health, Public Health
Board: Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

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In response to a request from the US Environmental Protection Agency contained in EPA Solicitation No. PR-NC-09-10228, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences is conducting a study that evaluates the state of scientific understanding of the effects of climate change on indoor air quality and public health. General topics may include the likely impacts of climate change in the U.S. on the indoor environment, how these impacts may influence human exposure to chemical and biological agents and environmental stressors, possible public health consequences arising from these exposures, and priority issues for research and action. The committee constituted to accomplish these tasks will perform a literature review and seek additional information through a public workshop. Its efforts will culminate in the release of a report explicating its research approach and containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations on the topics addressed.

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