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This document provides general information about the types of pollutants affected by air cleaners, and discusses the types of air-cleaning devices and technologies available, metrics that can be used to compare air-cleaning devices, the effectiveness of air-cleaning devices in removing indoor air pollutants, and information from intervention studies on the effects that air cleaners can have on health and on health markers.

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This document is a report on a CPSC investigation prompted by consumer complaints of air quality problems due to Chinese drywall. The study assessed the environmental conditions in homes with “Chinese drywall” to determine if those conditions could contribute to the health symptoms and material degradation being reported by some residents.

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This document is a report on a CPSC investigation prompted by consumer complaints of air quality problems due to Chinese drywall. The study assessed the environmental conditions in homes with “Chinese drywall” to determine if those conditions could contribute to the health symptoms and material degradation being reported by some residents.

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This collection of four methodological procedures informs the reader on a range of topics. The first and third documents explore innovations in the sample collection and analysis of carbon monoxide in workplace atmospheres. The second method describes the sample collection and analysis of airborne sulfur dioxide in workplace atmospheres. The fourth method describes the collection and analysis of carbon dioxide in workplace atmospheres.

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This collection of four methodological procedures informs the reader on a range of topics. The first and third documents explore innovations in the sample collection and analysis of carbon monoxide in workplace atmospheres. The second method describes the sample collection and analysis of airborne sulfur dioxide in workplace atmospheres. The fourth method describes the collection and analysis of carbon dioxide in workplace atmospheres.

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This guidance document addresses the control of employee exposures to respirable dust containing crystalline silica, which is known to cause silicosis, a serious lung disease, as well as increase the risk of lung cancer and other systemic diseases. This document provides information on the effectiveness of various engineering control approaches for several kinds of construction operations and equipment, and contains recommendations for work practices and respiratory protection, as appropriate.

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This guidance document addresses the control of employee exposures to respirable dust containing crystalline silica, which is known to cause silicosis, a serious lung disease, as well as increase the risk of lung cancer and other systemic diseases. This document provides information on the effectiveness of various engineering control approaches for several kinds of construction operations and equipment, and contains recommendations for work practices and respiratory protection, as appropriate.

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Contaminated drywall imported from China has been found to emit sulfide vapors, impacting the air quality in tens of thousands of homes as well as in larger buildings. In this White Paper, AIHA summarizes the available science and identifies critical gaps in the current understanding of the problem that must be addressed. This report covers the means of recognizing the markers of corrosive dry wall (CDW) as well as the necessary information for remediation.

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This guideline begins with an overview of the background information on quantitative meth remediation standards from across the United States. Next, it presents users with a possible sequence of remediation activities from securing a site to delivering a final report. The document then offers techniques for the cleaning of specific items and materials found within a former meth lab (e.g., walls, fl oors, appliances, electronics, fabrics, toys). Finally, this document provides detailed information on sampling techniques and methods. Additional information and resources are included in the appendices.

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OSHA developed standards and methods for employers to protect their workers from asbestos exposure. This document details the dangers of asbestos to workers and includes the saftey requirements employers must adopt for their protection. The circumstances that this document covers include: removing asbestos-containing material, demolishing or salvaging asbestos-containing structures, installing asbestos-containing products, cleaning up asbestos spills, and handling asbestos materials on a construction site.