Indoor Environment Quality / Edition 1

Indoor Environment Quality / Edition 1

by Thad Godish
     
 

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.

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Overview

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.

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781566704021
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    11/28/2000
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    480
    Product dimensions:
    6.42(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.09(d)

    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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