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Indoor Air and Human Health

Edited By: Richard B Gammage and Barry A Berven

Lewis Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1996 | Edition: 2 | #53968 | ISBN: 1566701449
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How does the way in which we heat, cool, insulate, furnish, and ventilate our buildings affect our health? What is the association between physical and chemical conditions of indoor air and human health? This new book presents the latest breakthroughs in applied research in the areas of chemical sensitivity, allergies, bioaerosols, neurotoxicity, and carcinogenic effects of radon and tobacco smoke. Anyone involved in public health, including epidemiologists, health regulators, public health scientists, microbiologists, radiologists, organic chemists, environmental scientists, neurotoxicologists, and industrial hygienists, will find the information in Indoor Air and Human Health both practical and interesting.


Introduction: Effects of Indoor Air Quality on Human Health: Setting Strategic Research Directions and Priorities, K. Sexton and R.S. Dyer Sensory Sensitivity Overview: Odors and Irritation in Indoor Pollution, W.S. Cain The Neurobiology of Olfaction, C.A. Greer and J.C. Bartolomei Physicochemical Determinants and Functional Properties of the Senses of Irritation and Smell, J.E. Cometto-Muniz and W.S. Cain The Potency of Gases and Vapors: QSARS - Anesthesia, Sensory Irritation and Odor, M.H. Abraham Electrophysiological Indices of Human Chemosensory Functioning, G. Kobal Human Responses to Ambient Olfactory Stimuli, S.C. Knasko Allergy and Respiratory Overview: Indoor Air and Human Health Revisited - Introduction to the Section on Respiratory and Allergic Effects, C. Rose Controlling Aspergillosis and Legionella in Hospitals, A.J. Streifel Exposure Risk and Prevention of Aerial Transmission of Tuberculosis in Health Care Settings, G.P. Kubica Indoor Air Pollution: Understanding the Mechanisms of the Effects, R. Bascom, J. Kesavanathan, and D.L. Swift The Effect of Ozone on House Dust Mite Allergen-Induced Nasal Inflammation in Asthmatics, R.B. Devlin, L.A. Dailey, J. Carter, L. Cazares, W.A. Setzer, and D.B. Peden Health Effects of Biological Contaminants, H.A. Burge Bacterial Endotoxins: A Review of Health Effects and Potential Impact in the Indoor Environment, D. Milton Estimation of Allergen Concentration in Indoor Environments: Prediction of Health Related Effects, T.A.E. Platts-Mills Building-Related Hypersensitivity Diseases: Sentinel Event Management and Evaluation of Building Occupants, C. Rose Neurotoxicity Neurotoxicity of Indoor Air Pollutants: What to Measure and How to Measure It, H.A. Tilson Studying the Neurotoxicity of Indoor Air with Nonhuman Species: Issues in Experimental Design and Interpretation, M.C. Newland and S.K. Shapiro Effects of Irritants on Human Task Performance and Vigilance, V.A. Benignus Conditioned Immune Alterations in Animal Models, D.T. Lysle Mechanisms of Stressor-Induced Immune Alteration in Humans, B.S. Rabin Cancer Overview: Summary: Lung Cancer, J.M. Samet Assessing Carcinogenic Risks Associated with Indoor Air Pollutants, J.V. Rodricks Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Lung Cancer: Environmental Smoke Screen? D.W. Dockery Radon and Lung Cancer Revisited, J.M. Samet Asbestos Exposures of Building Occupants and Workers, R.A. Shaikh Index

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