Indoor Environmental Quality

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CRC Press, Feb 17, 2016 - Technology & Engineering - 480 pages
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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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    Contents

    Indoor environments
    1
    I Indoor contamination problems
    3
    II Characteristics of residential buildings
    4
    C Building types
    5
    D Construction characteristics
    7
    E Age and condition
    14
    G Occupants and occupant behavior
    15
    III Characteristics of nonresidential buildings
    16
    V Mold infestation risk factors
    185
    B Cold floors
    187
    D Water intrusion
    190
    E Plumbing leaks and flooding
    191
    F Other sources of indoor mold contamination
    193
    Problem buildings
    195
    B Workrelated illness and symptoms
    196
    D Sicktightproblem buildings
    198

    B Access and ownership status
    17
    C Building types and construction characteristics
    18
    D Building operation and maintenance
    21
    IV Other indoor environments
    22
    C Trains
    23
    Inorganic contaminants asbestosradonlead
    27
    A Mineral characteristics
    28
    B Asbestoscontaining building materials
    29
    C Asbestos exposures
    33
    D Health effects
    37
    II Radon
    40
    A Soil sourcestransport
    41
    B Groundwater
    45
    C Building materials
    46
    E Health effects
    48
    F Risk assessment
    50
    III Lead
    53
    A Lead in the indoor environment
    54
    B Blood lead levels
    57
    C Health effects
    59
    Combustiongenerated contaminants
    67
    Vented combustion appliances
    68
    A Fluegas spillage
    69
    II Unvented combustion systems A Cooking stoves in developing countries
    71
    B Gas and kerosene heating appliances
    74
    C Gas stoves and ovens
    76
    D Gas fireplaces
    77
    B Candles and incense
    79
    C Propanefueled burnishers
    81
    F Arena events
    82
    G Entrainment
    83
    IV Health concerns and health effects
    84
    B Irritants
    86
    C Nitrogen oxides
    87
    D Carcinogens and cancer
    88
    F Biomass cooking
    91
    Organic contaminants
    95
    A Sensory irritation
    97
    B Formaldehyde
    98
    C Acetaldehyde
    107
    E Glutaraldehyde
    108
    A VOCs in residential buildings
    109
    C Sourcesemissions
    111
    D Polyvalent alcohols and their derivatives
    112
    E SVOCs
    114
    F Health effects
    118
    G Indoor air chemistry
    123
    III Pesticides
    124
    B Fungicides
    126
    D Indoor exposures and levels
    128
    Biological contaminants illness syndromes bacteria viruses and exposures to insect mite and animal allergens
    143
    I Illness syndromes
    144
    B Asthma
    145
    C Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
    146
    II Bacteria and viruses
    147
    B Viruses
    154
    III Settled organic dust
    155
    V Insects
    159
    VI Animal allergens
    161
    A Cat allergens
    162
    B Dog allergens
    163
    Biological contaminants mold
    167
    A Reproduction
    168
    C Nutrition
    171
    D Environmental requirements
    172
    E Classification
    173
    II Biologically significant fungal compounds
    174
    B Fungal toxins
    175
    III Exposure assessments
    177
    B Indoor prevalence
    178
    IV Health concerns
    179
    A Infections
    180
    B Allergenic and immunologic illness
    181
    C Nonallergenic illness
    183
    III Systematic building investigations symptom prevalence
    200
    IV Work performance and productivity
    203
    V SBStype symptom risk factors
    204
    B Psychosocial phenomena and factors
    206
    C Tobacco smoking
    208
    E Office materials and equipment
    211
    F Building furnishings
    217
    G Exposure to specific vapor and particulatephase contaminants
    221
    Investigating indoor environment problems
    227
    B Nonresidential buildings
    229
    A Residential investigations
    230
    B Nonresidential investigations
    236
    Measurement of indoor contaminants
    263
    A Sampling
    264
    C Sampling airborne contaminants
    266
    D Sampling bulk materialssurface contaminants
    276
    E Measuring common contaminants in indoor environments
    278
    F Sampling biological aerosols
    284
    II Source emissions characterization
    293
    B Emission rates and rate modeling
    295
    C Fullscale studies
    297
    D IAQ modeling
    298
    Source control
    301
    I Prevention
    302
    B Consumer avoidance
    303
    C Designing and constructing healthy buildings
    305
    D Building operation and maintenance
    308
    II Mitigation measures
    310
    A Source removal and replacement
    311
    C Climate control
    314
    A Asbestos
    315
    B Lead
    318
    C Biological contaminants
    321
    Ventilation
    333
    I Natural ventilation
    334
    A Stack effect
    335
    B Wind
    337
    C Infiltration and exfiltration air exchange rates
    338
    D Leakage characteristics
    339
    II Measuring building air exchange rates
    340
    III Mechanical ventilation
    342
    B Local exhaust ventilation
    362
    Air cleaning
    369
    A Filtration
    370
    B Electrostatic air cleaners
    378
    C Performance measurement
    381
    D Use considerations
    384
    II Gas and vaporphase contaminants
    392
    A Adsorption
    393
    C Chemisorption
    399
    D Performance studies
    400
    E Absorption
    401
    III Air cleaners as contaminant sources
    402
    Regulatory and nonregulatory initiatives
    405
    II Regulatory concepts
    406
    B Emission standards
    408
    C Application standards
    410
    E Warnings
    412
    III Regulatory actions and initiatives
    414
    B Lead
    418
    C Formaldehyde
    422
    D Smoking in public places
    423
    E OSHA actions and proposals
    424
    F Other actions and authorities
    425
    IV Nonregulatory approaches
    426
    B Ventilation guidelines
    428
    C Public health advisories
    429
    E Governmental voluntary initiatives
    432
    F Citizen initiatives
    433
    G Public information and education programs
    434
    H Civil litigation
    435
    Index
    441
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