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Indoor Air Pollution : A Health Perspective - Jonathan M. Samet

Indoor Air Pollution

A Health Perspective

By: Jonathan M. Samet (Editor), John D. Spengler (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th July 1991
ISBN: 9780801841255
Number Of Pages: 424
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Contributors including epidemiologists, clinicians, risk assessors, experts in air monitoring, microbiologists, and engineers discuss methodologies used in measuring exposures to pollution, strategies for improving indoor air quality, and other issues. They also assess the health effects of specific

Harmful of toxic substances enter the body through the air we breathe, through food or water ingested, or through the skin. This book by two prominent epidemiologists explores the relationship between air pollution and health. The book is well documented and well illustrated and provides a wealth of useful information including epidemiologic results and standards or requirements that influence air quality-both indoor and out. the 17 edited contributions are divided into discussions of (1) sources, (2) health effects, and (3) control and legal aspects. Each chapter is a detailed but readable review, of excellent quality and reliability. Particularly strong are the chapters on indoor air pollution, nitrogen dioxide, wood smoke, formaldehyde, and radon. Worldwide in coverage, this volume successfully provides a review for policy makers, engineers, lawyers, and health professionals, and for students in these disciplines, undergraduate and graduate. * M.Gochfeld, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School *

Contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
A Perspective on Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollutionp. 1
Sources, Concentrations, and Exposure
Sources and Concentrations of Indoor Air Pollutionp. 33
Building Dynamics and Indoor Air Qualityp. 68
Assessment of Indoor Air Qualityp. 82
Personal Exposure to Indoor Air Pollutionp. 109
Health Effects
Environmental Tobacco Smokep. 131
Nitrogen Dioxidep. 170
Carbon Monoxidep. 187
Wood Smokep. 209
Formaldehydep. 223
Volatile Organic Compoundsp. 253
Indoor Air Pollution and Infectious Diseasesp. 273
Biological Agents and Allergic Diseasesp. 285
Building-related Illnessesp. 306
Radonp. 323
Control and Legal Aspects
Control Strategiesp. 351
Legal Aspects of Indoor Air Pollutionp. 379
Indexp. 399
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ISBN: 9780801841255
ISBN-10: 0801841259
Series: Johns Hopkins Series in Environmental Toxicology
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 19th July 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.15 x 15.47  x 2.59
Weight (kg): 0.61