Summary of AB 1173
January 7, 2003

This page updated January 12, 2006.

The ARB shall provide a report to the Legislature that summarizes the best scientific information available on indoor air pollution. The report should be prepared in consultation with the Department of Health Services (DHS), the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), the California Energy Commission (CEC), affected indoor emissions sources and interested members of the public.

The report shall summarize all of the following:

  • The best scientific information available on Toxic Air Contaminants (TACs) and criteria pollutants.

  • Potential adverse health effects, including vulnerable populations.

  • Effects of existing regulations and current industry practices.

  • A summary of work performed by other state or federal entities regarding biological and radiological substances (to be prepared by DHS).

  • A list of indoor pollutants ranked high, medium and low, based on potential for exposure and their likelihood of having significant health effects.

  • Source categories for listed pollutants.

  • Options for mitigating exposures (and health effects) in schools, office buildings, workplaces and homes.  

  • The feasibility of implementing mitigation options.

  • Options for schools and school districts to improve indoor air quality.

The report shall be peer reviewed by an academic review team and be presented at a public meeting. The report is due January 1, 2004.

To review the complete bill, Click Here, or go to and search for documents associated with AB 1173 in the 2001-2002 Session - the Final Bill.

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For the Schedule for the AB 1173 Report, Click Here.

Indoor Air Pollution Activities