This book is a comprehensive examination of the phenomenon of poor indoor air quality (IAQ) characterized as sick or problem buildings. Significant emphasis is given to defining the nature of the problem, the various potential causal and risk factors, problem building diagnostic protocols and contaminant measurements, and the mitigation of IAQ problems, including case histories. The book features a discussion on the potential causal factors studied extensively in Europe and recognized in North America as well.

chapter 1|28 pages

Defining the Issues

chapter 2|23 pages

People-Related Risk Factors

chapter 6|33 pages

Contaminants of Biological Origin

chapter 7|67 pages

Diagnosing Problem Buildings

chapter 8|34 pages

Measurement of Indoor Air Contaminants

chapter 9|40 pages

Source Control

chapter 10|41 pages

Contaminant Control