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Indoor Air and Environment Quality

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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


"Although each of the 13 chapters is carefully structured with supporting diagrams, experimental data, and review questions, a quick scan of the table of contents will lead directly to individual interest areas. From car interiors to space capsules and submarines, common and exotic needs and specific remedies are included in this fascinating book." -R. M. Ferguson, in CHOICE, October 2001

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