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Sick building syndrome : in public buildings and workplaces

Author: Sabah A Abdul-Wahab
Publisher: Berlin ; Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sick Building Syndrome in Public Buildings and Workplaces is the first book of its kind to examine the issue of the interior environment and sick building syndrome in public buildings and workplaces worldwide. Through a comprehensive review of the personal experiences of people who have suffered the symptoms of sick building syndrome, the stories of professionals who have investigated reported occurrences of sick  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sick building syndrome.
Heidelberg : Springer, 2011
(DLC) 2011923659
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sabah A Abdul-Wahab
ISBN: 9783642179198 3642179193 3642179185 9783642179181
OCLC Number: 733542652
Description: 1 online resource (liii, 591 pages) : color portraits
Contents: Introduction to sick building syndrome --
Research based case studies on sick building syndrome.-Indoor air quality.-Perceived IEQ conditions: Why the actual percentage of dissatisfied persons is higher than standards indicate --
Sick building syndrome from a public health perspective.-Dust and microbial contamination in air-conditioning systems and IAQ assessment for public buildings --
Building biology and examination models for buildings.-The influence of school environment on the development of asthma and allergy --
Biological hazards in library buildings: Microbial ecology of the indoor environment --
Mold in library buildings (biological contamination caused by bacteria, viruses, and molds --
Biological hazards in library buildings: Moulds inside compactus shelving --
Is your library building sick? A case study from the main library of Sultan Qaboos University at Oman --
Environmental sensory design --
Sick building syndrome and confounding --
Poor indoor air quality: Investigation of air pollution in large-scale public buildings and of employees personal exposure level --
Assessment of chemical hazards in sick building syndrome situations: Determination of concentrations and origin of VOCs in indoor air environments by dynamic sampling and TD-GC/MS analysis --
Sick building syndrome-environmental and psychosocial hazards: Experience from Croatia --
Building related illnesses --
Environmental health surveys: Occupant satisfaction survey as a tool to improve IEQ --
Sick building syndrome from an architectural perspective --
Sick building syndrome from a psychological perspective: The role of demographic and psychosocial factors in predicting SBS symptoms in workplaces --
Epidemiologic investigation methods for sick building syndrome in public buildings --
Sick building syndrome from a medical perspective: Noninvasive health assessment methods in sick building syndrome --
Solving indoor environmental problems: What can be found out using individual studies --
Building design, maintenance and sick building syndrome risk control measures.
Responsibility: Sabah A. Abdul-Wahab, editor.

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The first book on sick building syndrome to focus on libraries and public buildings, this volume examines the impact of interior environments on people's health, evaluates the effect this has on  Read more...

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