Indoor Environmental Quality

Indoor Environmental Quality

By: Thad Godish (author)Hardback

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Description

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.

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Contents

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

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/11/2000
  • ISBN13: 9781566704021
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9781566704021
  • weight: 816
  • ISBN10: 1566704022

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