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Indoor air quality has been both much debated and much feared in recent years. This guide provides a comprehensive account of indoor air quality hazards, their sources, and appropriate solutions. Written in easy-to-understand, non-technical terms, it is designed to be used as both a ready reference and training guide for managers of all types of facilities. Each specific type of indoor air hazard is addressed, including allergens, asbestos, formaldehyde and VOCs, radon, tobacco smoke, legionellosis and related illnesses, carbon monoxide, multiple chemical sensitivity, and toxic mold. The basics of proper ventilation and the relationship of the HVAC system to indoor air quality are fully explained. Fundamental procedures for maintaining good air quality, including filtration, control of humidity and moisture, and duct cleaning are examined in detail. A full chapter is devoted to recent developments and procedures for controlling toxic mold. Case studies, an HVAC glossary, and several helpful directories are also included.
6 x 9, 386 pp., Illus., Hardcover
ORDER CODE: 0523
1 Introduction to Sick Buildings
2 IAQ Hazards to Human Health & Productivity
3 HVAC Basics & Indoor Air Quality
4 Improving Ventilation
5 Improving Filtration: Recycling Air
6 Controlling Humidity & Moisture
7 The Value of Duct Cleaning
8 Putting It All Together: The IAQ Program
9 Mold: Potential Threats Sprout in a Watery World