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Indoor Environmental Quality

1st Edition

By Thad Godish

CRC Press

480 pages

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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.

  • 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

    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

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    NAT011000
    NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
    TEC009070
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical
    TEC017000
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety