Indoor Environmental Quality
By: Thad Godish (author)Hardback
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When we think of indoor pollution, we usually think of conditions originating from faulty ventilation systems, second hand smoke, and other air borne pollutants. Taking an in-depth, hard science look at the problems of indoor environmental pollution, Indoor Environmental Quality covers all the major indoor contaminants - inorganic, organic, and biological. Renowned author Thad Godish expands the scope of "indoor air quality" issues to include the entire indoor environment, both in the workplace and the home. He covers: * hand-to-mouth transfer of lead, pesticides and asbestos * dermal exposures from pesticide-contaminated dust * contact with office materials such as carbon paper and other printed papers * Naturally occurring and man-made contaminants such as radon and asbestos Godish discusses specific techniques including ventilation and air cleaning that can aid you in the clean-up of indoor air problems. He presents the major issues and concepts, and provides supporting facts in a highly readable style.
An excellent, comprehensive, clear introduction to the issues associated with the quality of the indoor environment, Indoor Environmental Quality gives you the how-tos for controlling contaminants at the source. Its readability makes it ideal for anyone who needs information about specific indoor air problems, and how to diagnose and mitigate them.
INDOOR ENVIRONMENTS Indoor Contamination Problems Characteristics of Residential Buildings Characteristics of Nonresidential Buildings Other Indoor Environments INORGANIC CONTAMINANTS: ASBESTOS/RADON/LEAD Asbestos Radon Lead COMBUSTION-GENERATED CONTAMINANTS Vented Combustion Appliances Unvented Combustion Systems Miscellaneous Sources Health Concerns and Health Effects ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS Aldehydes VOCs/SVOCs Pesticides BIOLOGICAL CONTAMINANTS - ILLNESS SYDROMES; BACTERIA; VIRUSES; AND EXPOSURES TO INSECT, MITE, AND ANIMAL ALLERGENS Illness Syndromes Bacteria and Viruses Settled Organic Dust Mites Insects Animal Allergens Passive Allergen Transport BIOLOGICAL CONTAMINANTS - MOLD Biology of Mold Biologically Significant Fungal Compounds Exposure Assessments Health Concerns Mold Infestation - Risk Factors PROBLEM BUILDINGS Building Illness Concepts Field Investigations Systematic Building Investigations - Symptom Prevalence Work Performance and Productivity SBS-Type Symptom Risk Factors INVESTIGATING INDOOR ENVIRONMENT PROBLEMS Awareness and Responsibility Conducting Indoor Environment Investigations MEASUREMENT OF INDOOR CONTAMINANTS Measurement Considerations Source Emissions Characterization SOURCE CONTROL Prevention Mitigation Measures Contaminant-Specific Source Control Measures VENTILATION Natural Ventilation Measuring Building Air Exchange Rates Mechanical Ventilation AIR CLEANING Air Particles and Dusts Gas/Vapor-Phase Contaminants Air Cleaners as Contaminant Sources REGULATORY AND NONREGULATORY INITIATIVES Introduction Regulatory Concepts Regulatory Actions and Initiatives Nonregulatory Approaches INDEX
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