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Indoor Air Pollution

A Health Perspective

edited by Jonathan M. Samet, M.D., and John D. Spengler, Ph.D., M.S.

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During the last two decades, outdoor air pollution has decreased in the United States and in many other industrial nations. But many hazardous pollutants have been found in offices, cars, homes, and hospitals. Outbreaks of illness related to the noninjdustrial work environment have been reported with increasing frequency. And "sick-building," or "tight-building," syndrome has been recognized as a new and serious threat to public health.

Indoor Air Pollution: A Health Perspective outlines current research on the subject and examines effotrs to regulate the quality of indoor air. Contributors...

During the last two decades, outdoor air pollution has decreased in the United States and in many other industrial nations. But many hazardous pollutants have been found in offices, cars, homes, and hospitals. Outbreaks of illness related to the noninjdustrial work environment have been reported with increasing frequency. And "sick-building," or "tight-building," syndrome has been recognized as a new and serious threat to public health.

Indoor Air Pollution: A Health Perspective outlines current research on the subject and examines effotrs to regulate the quality of indoor air. Contributors—including epidemiologists, clinicians, risk assessorsm experts in air monitoring, microbiologies, and engineers—discuss methodologies used in measuring exposures to pollution, strategies for imporving indoor air quality, and other issues. They also assess the health effects of specific pollutants: tobacco smoke, carbon monoxide, wood smoke, nitrogen dioxide, biological agents, formaldehyde, and radon.

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Available
Trim Size
6.25
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9.25
Pages
424
ISBN
9780801841255
Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Ackowledgments
Chapter 1. A Perspective on Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution
Part I. Sources, Concentrations, and Exposure
Chapter 2. Sources and Concentrations of Indoor Air Pollution
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Contributors
Preface
Ackowledgments
Chapter 1. A Perspective on Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution
Part I. Sources, Concentrations, and Exposure
Chapter 2. Sources and Concentrations of Indoor Air Pollution
Chapter 3. Building Dynamics and INdoor Air Quality
Chapter 4. Assessment of Indoor Air Quality
Chapter 5. Personal Exposure to Indoor Air Pollution
Part II. Health Efects
Chapter 6. Environmental Tobacco Smoke
Chapter 7. Nitrogen Dioxide
Chapter 8. Carbon Monoxide
Chapter 9. Wood Smoke
Chapter 10. Formaldehyde
Chapter 11. Volatile Organic Compounds
Chapter 12. Indoor Air Pollution and Infectious Diseases
Chapter 13. Biological Agents and Allergic Diseases
Chapter 14. Building-related Illnesses
Chapter 15. Radon
Part III. Control and Legal Aspects
Chapter 16. COntrol Strategies
Chapter 17. Legal Aspects of Indoor Air Pollution
Index

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