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Sick Building Syndrome in Public Buildings and Workplaces

Author: Sabah A Abdul-Wahab
Publisher: Berlin Springer Berlin 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Aufl. 2011View all editions and formats

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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sabah A Abdul-Wahab
ISBN: 9783642428760 3642428762
OCLC Number: 898295892
Description: LIII, 591 Seiten in 1 Teil 235 x 155 mm, 979 g
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.
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