This volume discusses the effects of indoor air environment and pollution in modern buildings on human health. Highlighting epidemiological studies and the determining factors, it offers proposals for improving indoor air quality (IAQ) in different environments. Focusing not only on homes and offices, but also vehicles and aircrafts, it details practical methods of measuring and assessing indoor air quality.
Written by pioneering researchers, Indoor Environmental Quality and Health Risk toward Healthier Environment for All is a valuable resource for both new and established researchers as well as students seeking a comprehensive overview of the facts on indoor air quality and health. Also is also of interest to hygiene experts in industry, occupational health and safety professionals, governmental public health sectors and school physicians.
Reiko KishiHokkaido University, Center for Environmental and Health Sciences,
Dan NorbackUppsala University, Department of Medical Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Atsuko ArakiHokkaido University, Center for Environmental and Health Sciences,
Part-1: Epidemiological studies on indoor air quality and health1. Importance of Indoor Environmental Quality on Human Health toward Achievement of the SDGs
2. Homes-1 Sick Building/House Syndrome3. Homes-2 Associations with Home Environment for Asthma, Rhinitis and Dermatitis4. Offices5. The indoor environment in schools, kindergartens and day care centres6. In-vehicle exposures at transportation and the health concernsPart-2: Factors determing Indoor Air Qualities and their health impacts7. Aldehydes, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and health8. Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds (SVOCs): Phthalates and phosphorous frame retardants and health risks9. Microbial agents in the indoor environment- associations with health10. Dampness, indoor mould and health11. Particles Matter, Nitrogen dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide12. Combustion and Cookstoves13. Indoor thermal environment and cardiovascular diseasesPart-3: Provision for improving indoor environment quality14. Housing performance and equipment for healthy indoor environment15. Sick building syndrome (SBS), personality, psychosocial factors and treatment16. Guidelines and Regulations for Indoor Environmental Quality17. Future directions of research on indoor environment, indoor air quality (IAQ) and health