|Read/Purchase the Report||Climate Change, the Indoor Environment, and Health (2011)
Amid the considerable research on how climate change may affect public health, one subject has received relatively little attention—the impact of climate change on indoor environments. As the world’s climate changes, buildings that were designed to operate under the “old” climatic conditions may not function well under the “new”—affecting the health of those who live, work, study, or play in them. Against this backdrop, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asked the IOM to summarize the current state of scientific understanding of the effects of climate change on indoor air and public health, and to offer priorities for action.
In this report, the IOM outlines the major climate-induced indoor environmental problems and recommends ways to reduce the health effects these problems cause. The IOM also recommends a number of specific actions for the EPA to take, in cooperation with other government organizations and the private sector.
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