International Indoor Air Quality Standards


Table of Contents  

I. History of Indoor Air Quality standards 

    A. The Black Hole of Calcutta, Prisoners-of-War and Ancient Prisons
    B. The Londonderry
    C. Early Indoor Air Quality Litigation - The Park Avenue Tunnel and the County of Cole Courthouse
    D. The First Indoor Air Quality Survey
    E. The First Indoor Air Quality Standards
    F. 1923 School Ventilation Standards
    G. Swedish Ventilation Standards from the 1500s
    H. IAQ in Outer Space - The Story of MIR
    I. One Cause of IAQ Problems - ASHRAE 62-1981 

II. Types of Indoor Air Quality Standards

     A. Indoor Air Quality Standard Based on Outdoor Air Quality Standards
          1. Outdoor Air Quality Standards and Indoor Applicability
     B. Indoor Air Quality Standards Based on Extrapolation of Occupational Exposure Limits
     C. Indoor Air Quality Standards Based on Chemical Exposure Risk Assessmentss
          1. Lifestyle Cancer Risks
          2. Chemical Risk Assessments Standards
          3. Conducting an Indoor Air Quality Cancer Risk Assessment
          4. Risk Assessment Calculation Using Established Indoor Air Quality Standards
     D. Grouping and Comparison of Standards

III. Countries with Indoor Air Quality Standards 

        A. Australia
        B. Canada
        C. China
        D. Finland
        E. France
        F. Germany
        G. Hong Kong
        H. Italy
        I. Japan
        J. Malaysia
        K. Norway
        L. Singapore
        M. Sweden
        N. Russia
        O. South Korea
        P. Portugal

IV. Indoor Air Quality Standards by Governmental Bodies

    A. US. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
    B. US Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)
    C. US Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
    D. NATO/CCMS Pilot Study on Indoor Air Quality - Proposed Target Guideline Value for Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) in Indoor Air
    E. World Health Organization
    F. The European Union
    G. NASA Spacecraft Maximum Allowable Concentrations for Airborne Contaminants
    H. United States Navy Submarine IAQ Standards
    I. British School Standards
    J. OSHA Proposed IAQ Standard

V. Indoor Air Quality Risk Assessment Standards by State

      A. Alaska
      B. California
      C. Connecticut
      D. Illinois
      E. Massachusetts
      F. Michigan
      G. New Jersey
      H. New York
      I. North Carolina
      J. Rhode Island
      K. Texas
      L. Virginia
      M. Washington State

VI. Indoor Air Quality Standards By Trade Organizations

      A. ASHRAE 62.1-2007 Ventilation and IAQ Standards
      B. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
    C. Verband Deutscher Baubiologen Association (Germany)

VII.  Risk-Based Indoor Air Quality Standards 

      A. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) of the CDC
      B. California Proposition 65
      C. (California) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OHHEA
      D. Santa Clara Center for Occupation Safety and Health (SCCOSH) (California
      E. United States Environmental Protection Agency

VIII.  Substance-Specific Indoor Air Quality Standards 

      A. Particulate Standards
      B. 4- phenyl cyclopentene   
      C. Tobacco Smoke
      D. Biogenic Materials (Allergens)
      E. Asbestos
      F. Inorganic Chemicals / Organic Chemicals  
Table A Long Term Minimal Health Risk and Minimal Cancer Risk Indoor Air Quality Standards p. 140-278