Indoor Environment Quality / Edition 1

Indoor Environment Quality / Edition 1

by Thad Godish
ISBN-10:
1566704022
ISBN-13:
9781566704021
Pub. Date:
11/28/2000
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
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Overview

Indoor Environment Quality / Edition 1

When we think of indoor pollution, we usually think of conditions orig inating from faulty ventilation systems, second hand smoke, and other air borne pollutants. Taking an in-depth, hard science look at the pro blems of indoor environmental pollution, Indoor Air and Environment Qu ality covers all the major indoor contaminants - inorganic, organic, a nd biological.

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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