The Legislative Assembly finds and declares:
(1) Scientific studies reveal that indoor concentrations of some pollutants are frequently higher than outdoor concentrations of those pollutants and that indoor pollutant concentrations can exceed health-based standards.
(2) On the average, people spend at least 90 percent of their time indoors, and, as a result, the population has a significant potential for exposure to indoor air pollutants.
(3) Indoor air pollution poses one of the most serious environmental threats to public health, including cancer, respiratory illness, multiple chemical sensitivities, skin and eye irritation and related effects, and is estimated to cause significant increases in medical costs and claims, and declines in work productivity. Indoor air pollution also has been linked significantly to improperly maintained ventilation systems that increase consumption of energy.
(4) Existing state environmental and occupational health programs do not adequately protect the public from exposure to indoor air pollution that may occur in public areas or office workplaces.
(5) It is in the public interest to reduce exposure to indoor air pollution by developing a comprehensive program to investigate and remedy indoor air pollution and to educate the public. [1989 c.1070 §2]
Note: See note under 433.502 (Definitions).
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