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Indoor Air Quality: Sampling Methodologies
     

Indoor Air Quality: Sampling Methodologies

by Kathleen Hess-Kosa
 

ISBN-10: 1566705398

ISBN-13: 9781566705394

Pub. Date: 06/21/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Indoor Air Quality: Sampling Methodologies provides environmental professionals and industrial hygienists with the latest information available in "indoor air quality sampling." In most instances, there are no established government protocols. In this book, the author presents prominent contributions and discusses the practical concerns that determine which

Overview

Indoor Air Quality: Sampling Methodologies provides environmental professionals and industrial hygienists with the latest information available in "indoor air quality sampling." In most instances, there are no established government protocols. In this book, the author presents prominent contributions and discusses the practical concerns that determine which sampling approach is best for a given situation.
The author defines and clarifies indoor air quality and its historic background. She presents a diagnostic approach to addressing health concerns, brief overview of air handling systems, observations to be made regarding indoor activities, information regarding air emissions from other buildings, and a discussion of individual susceptibilities to various substances. The book covers sampling strategies, sampling/analytical protocols, suggested uses for these protocols, and a means for interpreting results.
A one-of-a-kind, practical guide for assessing indoor air quality, this book gives you step-by-step instructions for all sampling tasks and includes background information, occurrence and uses of contaminants, exposure and diagnostic sampling and analytical protocols, and helpful hints based on the author's observations and experience. It shows you how to develop a theory and follow it through to identification of unknown air contaminants. The book contains more than 150 charts, tables, photographs, and drawings and includes an extensive glossary and symptoms index. No other book offers you the concise, in-depth, and practical coverage you will find in Indoor Air Quality: Sampling Methodologies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566705394
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/21/2001
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

BACKGROUND History and Health Complaints Building Investigations Developing and Testing Hypotheses MICROBIALS Pollen and Fungal Spore Allergens Viable Mold and Other Microbial Allergens Pathogenic Microbes Toxigenic Microbes CHEMICALS Volatile Organic Compounds Mold Volatile Organic Compounds and Detection Techniques Products of Combustion Waste and Metabolic By-Products of Biological Origin Formalderhyde/Alderhydes Product Emissions DUST AND FINE PARTICLES Forensics of Dust Animal Allergenic Dust

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