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Sick Buildings

Definition, Diagnosis and Mitigation, 1st Edition

By Thad Godish

CRC Press

416 pages

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Description

This book is a comprehensive examination of the phenomenon of poor indoor air quality (IAQ) characterized as sick or problem buildings. Significant emphasis is given to defining the nature of the problem, the various potential causal and risk factors, problem building diagnostic protocols and contaminant measurements, and the mitigation of IAQ problems, including case histories. The book features a discussion on the potential causal factors studied extensively in Europe and recognized in North America as well.

Reviews

"An excellent survey…Recommended."

-CHOICE, Vol. 33, No. 7, March 1996

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Defining the Issues

Building-Related Illness

Sick Building Syndrome

Tight Buildings

Sick Buildings/Problem Buildings

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Recapitulation

References

Chapter 2. People-Related Risk Factors

Personal Characteristics

Psychosocial Phenomenon

Tobacco Smoking

Recapitulation

References

Chapter 3. Environmental Conditions/Environmental Systems

Environmental Conditions

Environmental Systems

Recapitulation

References

Chapter 4. Office Materials, Equipment, and Furnishings

Office Materials and Equipment

Floor Covering

Recapitulation

References

Chapter 5. Gas/Vapor- and Particulate-Phase Contaminants

Bioeffluents

Formaldehyde

Volatile Organic Compounds

"Dust"

Recapitulation

References

Chapter 6. Contaminants of Biological Origin

Hypersensitivity Diseases

Legionnaires' Disease

Asthma

Chronic Allergic Rhinitis

Allergy and Allergens as Risk Factors for SBS Symptoms

Other Biological Contaminant-Related Health Concerns

Recapitulation

References

Chapter 7. Diagnosing Problem Buildings

Role of Public and Private Groups

Role of Industrial Hygiene

Problem Building Investigation

Features of Investigative Protocols

Procedures for Evaluating Problems with HVAC Systems

Recapitulation

Appendices

References

Chapter 8. Measurement of Indoor Air Contaminants

Contaminant Measurement Considerations

Procedures for Commonly Measured Chemical/Physical Contaminants

Sampling Biological Aerosols

Recapitulation

References

Chapter 9. Source Control

Chemical Contaminants

Biological Contaminants

Surface Dusts

Recapitulation

References

Chapter 10. Contaminant Control

General Dilution Ventilation

Local Exhaust Ventilation

Entrainment/Re-Entry/Cross-Examination

Air Cleaning

Recapitulation

References

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety