Indoor Environment Quality / Edition 1

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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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Booknews
Godish (natural resources, Ball State U.) covers the indoor environment both in the non-industrial workplace and the home. He covers the major indoor contaminants<-->organic, inorganic, combustion-generated, and biological<-->and examines the hand-to-mouth transfer of lead and pesticides, dermal exposures from pesticide- contaminated dust, contact with various types of office materials, and exposures to natural and man-made contaminants, such as radon, asbestos, and lead. The book ends with discussion of specific techniques for clean-up, including ventilation and air cleaning, and regulatory and nonregulatory initiatives. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566704021
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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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