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About this book
About this book
Given the amount of time the general population spends in indoor living and work, this book presents current studies and research on issues of safety, health, and environment. The effect of carpets, for example, on energy conservation, thermal comfort, and sustainability is described and a comparative study on air quality in various types of buildings is presented. Also included is a study on the benefit of using environmentally friendly products compared to using more traditional products containing biogenic volatile organic compounds. Some theoretical aspects of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) are given as well as a literature review on the existing thermal comfort models. The use of CFD for indoor airflow simulation is also reported. A further chapter analyses theories of stress and health and an integrative framework for personal and workplace well-being. Finally, this book addresses the concern of indoor mould: its cause, prevention, methods of removal, and health issues.
Preface; Indoor Air Quality in Greece; Evaluation of thermal comfort in indoor environments using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); Ultra-fine Particle and Gaseous Volatile Organic Compounds Formations from the Reactions of Ozone and Emitted Compounds in Indoor; Environments; How Good is the Well-Mixed Assumption for Particulate Matter Exposure?; The Role of Carpet in Sustainable Design; Indoor Air Quality, Health and Productivity; Work and Well-Being: Stress and Health in the Workplace; Improving the Ergonomics of the Workplace to Enhance Productivity and Safety; A Brief Guide to Model, Moisture, and Your Home; Indoor Mold: Better Coordination of Research on Health Effects and More Consistent Guidance Would Improve Federal Efforts; Protect Yourself from Mold; Chemical Hazard Control in the Work Environment: Determination of Metals in Welding Fumes; Analysis of the Health Consequences of Aggressions Inflicted on Hospital Professionals; Index.