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Risk Assessment and Indoor Air Quality

1st Edition

By Elizabeth L. Anderson, Roy E. Albert

CRC Press

272 pages

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Hardback: 9781566703239
pub: 1998-08-28
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With the recent tightening of air quality standards as mandated by the U.S. EPA, has come great pressure on regulatory bodies at all levels of government, along with the industries and groups affected by these standards, to better assess the hazards and risks that result from air pollutants. Risk Assessment and Indoor Air Quality carefully ties together the tools and methodologies of Risk Assessment to the study of indoor air quality.

This informative text takes a look at the problem of long-term exposure to low-level concentrations of toxins. In addition to commonly found toxins, such as chemical fumes from furnishings and carpeting, and indoor use of pesticides, this unique volume discusses risks associated with exposure to indoor allergens and infectious disease pathogens such as Legionnaires Disease. Because few scientific models exist for understanding the dynamics of indoor air quality, Risk Assessment and Indoor Air Quality is an essential resource for all students and professionals involved evaluating, testing and monitoring indoor air quality.


"Drawing on decades of experience, the authors of these chapters provide an in-depth and wide-ranging discussion of air pollution risk assessment…this book provides useful and informative material on risk assessment and some air pollution issues."-CHOICE, March 1999

Table of Contents

Introduction to Risk Assessment

The Elements of Human Health Risk Assessment

Hazard Identification of Indoor Air Pollutants

Dose-Response Assessment

Exposure Characterization

Risk Characterization

Characterization of Uncertainty

Measurement of Indoor Air Contaminants

Application of Risk Assessment

Future Directions in Risk Assessment

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Subject Categories

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