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The California IAQ Program was established in 1982 by AB 3200 (Tanner) to "...conduct and promote the coordination of research, investigations, experiments, demonstrations, surveys, and studies relating to the causes, effects, extent, prevention, and control of indoor pollution" (California Health and Safety Code (105400-105430).  As part of the Division of Laboratories from 1982 to 1993, the IAQ Program focused on indoor pollutant exposure assessment and concentration measurement.  Currently, IAQ is a section within the Environmental Health Laboratory Branch of the Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control. 

Past Projects

Past projects include: measurement of formaldehyde and nitrogen dioxide in mobile homes; identification of asbestos in public buildings; evaluation of radon concentrations in California residences and schools; survey of accidental deaths due to CO; feasibility and effectiveness of building "bake-outs"; effectiveness of ultraviolet radiation and ventilation to control the spread of airborne infections such as tuberculosis; evaluation of indoor exposure to Proposition 65 chemicals from consumer products; development of guidelines for building managers for preventing Legionnaire's disease; assessment of the effectiveness of engineering controls for designated smoking areas in public buildings.

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