Indoor Air Quality: A Guide for Facility Managers

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The Fairmont Press, Inc., 2004 - Science - 383 pages
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This guide provides a comprehensive account of indoor air quality hazards, their sources, and appropriate solutions. Written in easy-to-understand, non-technical terms, it is designed to be used as both a ready reference and a training guide for facility managers. Each specific type of indoor air hazard is addressed, including allergens, asbestos, formaldehyde and VOCs, radon, tobacco smoke, legionellosis and related illnesses, carbon monoxide, multiple chemical sensitivity, and toxic mold. The basics of proper ventilation and the relationship of the HVAC system to indoor air quality are fully explained. Fundamental procedures for maintaining good air quality, including filtration, control of humidity and moisture, and duct cleaning are examined in detail. A full chapter is devoted to recent developments and procedures for controlling toxic mold. Case studies are also included.
 

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Contents

Introduction To Sick Buildings
1
OF GOOD INDOOR AIR QUALITY
9
IAQ Hazards To Human Health and Productivity
29
HVAC Basics and Indoor Air Quality
67
Improving Ventilation
83
Recycling Air
127
Controlling Humidity and Moisture
151
The Value of Duct Cleaning
181
The IAQ Program
205
Potential Threats Sprout in a Watery World
233
Trade Associations organizations
295
IAQ HVAC and Energy Terms
303
Manufacturers Suppliers
319
IAQ Forms for Practitioners
337
Index
381
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Page xii - Indoor air pollution is one risk that one can do something about, hi the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air hi even the largest and most industrialized cities.

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