Sick Buildings: Definition, Diagnosis and Mitigation

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CRC Press, Nov 22, 1994 - Technology & Engineering - 416 pages
This book is a comprehensive examination of the phenomenon of poor indoor air quality (IAQ) characterized as sick or problem buildings. Significant emphasis is given to defining the nature of the problem, the various potential causal and risk factors, problem building diagnostic protocols and contaminant measurements, and the mitigation of IAQ problems, including case histories. The book features a discussion on the potential causal factors studied extensively in Europe and recognized in North America as well.
 

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Contents

Defining the Issues
1
PeopleRelated Risk Factors
29
Environmental ConditionsEnvironmental Systems
53
Office Materials and Equipment
93
Floor Covering
114
GasVapor and ParticulatePhase Contaminants
139
Contaminants of Biological Origin
171
References
195
Diagnosing Problem Buildings
205
Measurement of Indoor Air Contaminants
273
Recommended Bioaerosol Sampling Practices
294
Source Control
307
Contaminant Control
347
Index
389
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Godish, Thad

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