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Main Title Damp indoor spaces and health /
CORP Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Damp Indoor Spaces and Health.
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 55738798
ISBN 0309091934; 9780309091930; 0309092469; 9780309092463
Subjects Indoor air pollution--Health aspects ; Dampness in buildings--Health aspects ; Air--Microbiology--Health aspects ; Housing and health ; Air Pollution, Indoor--adverse effects ; Air Pollution, Indoor--prevention & control ; Bacterial Toxins--adverse effects ; Mycotoxins--adverse effects ; Respiratory Tract Diseases--epidemiology
Internet Access
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National Academies Press
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  RA577.5.I565 2004 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 09/17/2004
EKBM  RA577.5.I565 2004 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/24/2004
ELAM  RA577.5.I565 2004 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 07/11/2017
ERAM  RA577.5I565 2004 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/08/2004
ESAM  RA577.5.I565 2004 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/23/2005
Collation xi, 355 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Background and methodologic considerations -- Damp buildings -- Exposure assessment -- Toxic effects of fungi and bacteria -- Human health effects associated with damp indoor environments -- Prevention and remediation of damp indoor environments -- The public health response. "Damp Indoor Spaces and Health covers a broad range of topics. The book not only examines the relationship between damp or moldy indoor environments and adverse health outcomes, but discusses how and where buildings get wet, how dampness influences microbial growth and chemical emissions, the ways to prevent and remediate dampness, and the elements of a public health response to the issues. A comprehensive literature review finds sufficient evidence of an association between damp indoor environments and some upper respiratory tract symptoms, coughing, wheezing, and asthma symptoms in sensitized persons. This book will be of interest to a wide-ranging audience of science health, engineering and building professionals, government officials, and members of the public."--Jacket.