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Indoor Air and Human Health

2nd Edition

By Richard B. Gammage

CRC Press

384 pages

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Hardback: 9781566701440
pub: 1996-04-29
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How does the way in which we heat, cool, insulate, furnish, and ventilate our buildings affect our health? What is the association between physical and chemical conditions of indoor air and human health? This new book presents the latest breakthroughs in applied research in the areas of chemical sensitivity, allergies, bioaerosols, neurotoxicity, and carcinogenic effects of radon and tobacco smoke. Anyone involved in public health, including epidemiologists, health regulators, public health scientists, microbiologists, radiologists, organic chemists, environmental scientists, neurotoxicologists, and industrial hygienists, will find the information in Indoor Air and Human Health both practical and interesting.


"A fine overview of a topic that holds considerable interest for both the general public and the research community. Recommended."

Choice, April 1997

Table of Contents

Introduction: Effects of Indoor Air Quality on Human Health: Setting Strategic Research Directions and Priorities, K. Sexton and R.S. Dyer

Sensory Sensitivity

Overview: Odors and Irritation in Indoor Pollution, W.S. Cain

The Neurobiology of Olfaction, C.A. Greer and J.C. Bartolomei

Physicochemical Determinants and Functional Properties of the Senses of Irritation and Smell, J.E. Cometto-Muñiz and W.S. Cain

The Potency of Gases and Vapors: QSARS - Anesthesia, Sensory Irritation and Odor, M.H. Abraham

Electrophysiological Indices of Human Chemosensory Functioning, G. Kobal

Human Responses to Ambient Olfactory Stimuli, S.C. Knasko

Allergy and Respiratory

Overview: Indoor Air and Human Health Revisited - Introduction to the Section on Respiratory and Allergic Effects, C. Rose

Controlling Aspergillosis and Legionella in Hospitals, A.J. Streifel

Exposure Risk and Prevention of Aerial Transmission of Tuberculosis in Health Care Settings, G.P. Kubica

Indoor Air Pollution: Understanding the Mechanisms of the Effects, R. Bascom, J. Kesavanathan, and D.L. Swift

The Effect of Ozone on House Dust Mite Allergen-Induced Nasal Inflammation in Asthmatics, R.B. Devlin, L.A. Dailey, J. Carter, L. Cazares, W.A. Setzer, and D.B. Peden

Health Effects of Biological Contaminants, H.A. Burge

Bacterial Endotoxins: A Review of Health Effects and Potential Impact in the Indoor Environment, D. Milton

Estimation of Allergen Concentration in Indoor Environments: Prediction of Health Related Effects, T.A.E. Platts-Mills

Building-Related Hypersensitivity Diseases: Sentinel Event Management and Evaluation of Building Occupants, C. Rose


Neurotoxicity of Indoor Air Pollutants: What to Measure and How to Measure It, H.A. Tilson

Studying the Neurotoxicity of Indoor Air with Nonhuman Species: Issues in Experimental Design and Interpretation, M.C. Newland and S.K. Shapiro

Effects of Irritants on Human Task Performance and Vigilance, V.A. Benignus

Conditioned Immune Alterations in Animal Models, D.T. Lysle

Mechanisms of Stressor-Induced Immune Alteration in Humans, B.S. Rabin


Overview: Summary: Lung Cancer, J.M. Samet

Assessing Carcinogenic Risks Associated with Indoor Air Pollutants, J.V. Rodricks

Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Lung Cancer: Environmental Smoke Screen? D.W. Dockery

Radon and Lung Cancer Revisited, J.M. Samet

Asbestos Exposures of Building Occupants and Workers, R.A. Shaikh


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety