Indoor air pollution: an emerging health problem
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Indoor air pollution: an emerging health problem report to the Congress by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English



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  • Ventilation -- Health aspects.,
  • Indoor air pollution -- Physiological effect.,
  • Ventilation -- Health aspects -- United States.,
  • Indoor air pollution -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
LC ClassificationsRA575.5 .U54 1980
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 34 p. :
Number of Pages34
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3921123M
LC Control Number81602457

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