Addresses the problems arising from pollutants that all too commonly contaminate the indoor environment, including biological sources such as bacteria, fungi and moulds, common combustion products, radon and other sources of radiation, solvents used in industry and the home, asbestos and dust pollution.
Preface; 1. Introduction F. W. Lunau and G. B. Leslie; 2. The perception of indoor air quality F. W. Lunau; 3. Legionella J. B. Kurtz; 4. Bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms P. Sherwood Burge; 5. The oxides of nitrogen J. M. Sneddon; 6. Mineral fibres R. C. Brown, J. A. Hoskins and A. Poole; 7. Radon T. Lindvall; 8. Formaldehyde G. R. Betton; 9. Hazards from solvents, pesticides and PCBs D. E. Ray; 10. Vegetable dusts and lung disease P. J. Nicholls; 11. Danders, etc. from domestic and laboratory animals G. Clough; 12. Environmental tobacco smoke D. F. Weetman; 13. Industrial environments G. W. Crockford; 14. Extremely low-frequency electro-magnetic radiation L. H. Hawkins; 15. Contributions from outdoor pollutants G. W. Crockford; 16. Ventilation for control of airborne pollutants P. Appleby; Index.
'With its broad scope this comprehensive guide will appeal to physicians and non-physicians alike and will benefit readers with limited access to journals and review texts.' The Lancet 'It would make an excellent starting point for any serious student or interested lay-person on the current thinking regarding indoor air quality problems. Environmental and public health students as well as environmental health officers would certainly benefit immensely, especially at the paper-back price.' Leonard S. Levy, Indoor Environment