Nordic interdisciplinary reviews of the scientific literature concerning the relationsiip between indoor environmental factors and health, Nordworks

Jan Sundell, C.-G. Bornehag

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    The relationship between indoor air environments and health is, however, a truly interdisciplinary area involving numerous disciplines. Scientific work is primarily "within disciplinary", often resulting in conclusions that would not stand in an interdisciplinary context. Results are mostly interpreted within a certain discipline and presented as "truths". So, many different "truths" are at the same time acknowledged within differenct disciplines - dealing with the same problem! In order to try to overcome such obvious problems, and to take a step towards a better understanding of where we stand today, a number of interdisciplinary scientific groups have been created within the Nordic countries with the aim at reviewing the scientific literature within specific areas, and creating an interdisciplinary consensus on the present state of the art. Results from four so-called NORD-groups (NORDVOC, NORDPET, NORDDAMP, NORDVENT) on VOC/health, pets/allergy, dampness/health and ventilation/health are presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProc. of 8th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherConstruction Research Communications, Ltd.
    Publication date1999
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    Event8th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Duration: 8 Aug 199913 Aug 1999
    Conference number: 8


    Conference8th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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