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Building materials, health and indoor air quality : no breathing space?

Author: Tom Woolley
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Woolley
ISBN: 9781138934474 113893447X 9781138934498 1138934496
OCLC Number: 952942944
Description: xiii, 214 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: no breathing space --
Volatile organic compound emissions --
Emissions from materials: why do we need to use hazardous chemicals? --
Cancer, carcinogens and buliding materials --
Other hazards and radiation --
Hazardous materials to be avoided and why --
Mould, damp, fuel poverty and breathability --
Ventilation and a critique of Passiv Haus --
Emission problems in existing buildings --
Healthy building theories --
How to build healthier buildings --
Policy issues for healhty buildings: a critical analysis.
Responsibility: Tom Woolley.

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As industry and regulation increasingly focus on energy and carbon saving to fulfil our environmental responsibility, this book is a timely reminder that the quality of the buildings we occupy has to Read more...

 
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