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Author Hess-Kosa, Kathleen

Title Indoor Air Quality : the Latest Sampling and Analytical Methods, Third Edition
Edition 3rd ed
Published Milton : Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2018


Description 1 online resource (420 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Author Biography; List of Abbreviations/Acronyms; Section I: Background; 1. Historic Overview; Evolution of Indoor Air Quality Investigations; Litigation; Differences in Health Effects; A Misguided Premise; Regulations and Guidelines; National Ambient Air Quality Standards; OSHA Workplace Standards; U.S. Government Directives; ACGIH Workplace Guidelines; American National Standards Institute/ASHRAE Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality; ACGIH Exposure Guidelines Referenced in Older ASHRAE Standard
Criteria for Low-Rise Residential BuildingsCriteria for High-Performance Buildings; International Recommendations and Guidelines; Summary; References; 2. Investigation Plan; Documents Review; Building a Walk-Through; Occupied Areas; Air Handling System; Bathroom Air Exhaust; Sewer System; Temperature and Relative Humidity; Occupant Activities; Interviews with Facilities Personnel; Maintenance Staff; Custodial Staff; Observation of Surrounding Areas; Assessing Occupant Complaints; Questionnaires; Types of Questionnaires; Questionnaire Response Rate; Informational Data; Interviews; Summary
Helpful HintsInterpretation of Results; Summary; References; 5. Viable Microbial Allergens; Occurrence of Allergenic Microbes; Fungi; Molds; Yeasts; Bacteria; Bacillus; Thermophilic Actinomycetes; Air Sampling Methodologies; Sampling Strategy; When and Where to Sample; Equipment; Sample Duration; Sample Numbers; Culture Media; Procedural Summary; Diagnostic Sampling Methodologies; Sampling Strategy; Where to Sample; What to Sample; Sampling Supplies; Procedural Summary; Interpretation of Results; Genus Variability; Airborne Exposure Levels; Bulk and Surface Sample Results; Helpful Hints
Summary References; 6. Pathogenic Microbes; Airborne Pathogenic Fungi; Disease and Occurrence; Aspergillus; Histoplasma capsulatum; Coccidioides immitis; Cryptococcus neoformans; Other Pathogenic Fungi; Sampling and Analytical Methodologies; Interpretation of Results; Airborne Pathogenic Bacteria; Pathogenic Legionella; Sampling and Analytical Methodologies for Legionella; Interpretation of Results; Helpful Hints; Other Pathogenic Bacteria; Disease and Occurrence of Prominent Airborne Pathogenic Bacteria; Sampling and Analytical Methodologies; Interpretation of Results; Pathogenic Protozoa
Bibliography References3. The Hypothesis; Information Review; Building Assessment; Occupant Complaints; Hypothesis Development; The Proactive Approach; Beyond the Scope; Medical Physicians; Industrial Hygienists and Toxicologists; Psychiatrists; Summary; Reference; Section II: Bioaerosols; 4. Pollen and Spore Allergens; Occurrence of Pollen and Spore Allergens; General Information; Spore-Producing Fungi and Bacteria; Fungi; Molds; Mushrooms; Rusts and Smuts; Slime Molds; Bacteria; Sampling Strategy; Sampling and Analytical Methodologies; Spore Trap Air Sampling; Analytical Methods; Commercial Laboratories
Notes Sampling and Analytical Methodology
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Subject Indoor air pollution -- Measurement
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Industrial Health & Safety.
Carbon Dioxide.
Carbon Monoxide.
Green Buildings.
HVAC Systems.
Inhalable Airborne Particles.
Mold Volatile.
Organic Compounds and Mold Detection.
Pathogenic Microbes.
Pollen and Spore Allergens.
Sewage Systems and Sewer Gases.
Tainted Chinese Drywall.
Toxigenic Microbes.
Viable Microbial Allergens.
Indoor air pollution -- Measurement.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781351579353