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Much of this research may best be done in LOCs because of the duration, magnitude, and extent of exposures there compared to MOCs. Collaborative programs among LOCs and MOCs, therefore, can lead to substantial mutual benefit. Finally, MOCs stand to gain in an entirely different manner. Improved knowledge of the severe environmental conditions under which most of humanity still lives may assist MOCs in placing their own problems in a new perspective and perhaps result in some reordering of priorities for expenditures on environmental control and other programs.
Studies of indoor pollution have become increasingly common in the United States and elsewhere. S. g. Sterling and Kobayashi, 1977). The World Health Organization published a brief review of the problem in 1979 (WHO 1979b) which preceded a major increase in interest. S. S. National Academy of Sciences (1981b). A. , 1982) as well as a symposium on health effects sponsored by the New York Academy of Medicine (Shils et al. 1981). Subsequently, reviews have appeared frequently (see, for example, Spengler and Colome, 1982, Yocom, 1982; WHO, 1983a, Lebowitz, 1983; Spengler and Sexton, 1983; Kirsch, 1983a,b; Diamond and Grimsrud, 1984; Spengler and Soczek, 1984b; Turiel, 1985; Gammage and Kaye, 1985; Esmen, 1985; WHO, 1986b) as have two textbooks (Meyer, 1983; Wadden and Scheff, 1983).
Emissions of air pollutants depend on how much of which type of fuel is burned in what way. 0 o. EMISSIONS"" CONCENTRATION -+EXPOSURE (:;) 3 ~ o~ Ib s- o..... ::J ::J Ig: 14 Chapter 1 placing monitoring instruments on the roofs of public buildings in urban areas. Implicit in this practice are the assumptions that overall ambient concentration is well characterized by the particular choice of places and times that measurements are made and that actual human exposures nearby are proportional to the ambient concentration so determined.
Biofuels, Air Pollution, and Health: A Global Review by Kirk R. Smith