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Indoor Environmental Quality




ISBN 9781566704021
Published November 2, 2000 by CRC Press
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Book 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.
  • Table of 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

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    Reviews

    "Although each of the 13 chapters is carefully structured with supporting diagrams, experimental data, and review questions, a quick scan of the table of contents will lead directly to individual interest areas. From car interiors to space capsules and submarines, common and exotic needs and specific remedies are included in this fascinating book."
    -R. M. Ferguson, in CHOICE, October 2001