Sick Building Syndrome: in Public Buildings and Workplaces

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Sabah A. Abdul-Wahab
Springer Science & Business Media, 3 maj 2011 - 591
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This volume throws light on the Sick Building Syndrome in Libraries and other public buildings, and the extent to which it is influenced by the internal environment of libraries. One of the signs of this disease is that the person suffers from a set of symptoms closely related to his/her presence in the building, without the identification of any clear causes, and his/her relief of these symptoms when he/she are out of the building. Hence, the book sheds on the extent to which the interior environment impacts upon the health of the people, and the extent to which this is reflected in their performance. The book can be used for teaching, research, and professional reference. It concludes with the recommendation that is essential to observe environmental dimensions when designing library and public buildings, taking into consideration the expected impact of SBS in library and public buildings on people. The significance of the book derives from the fact that it is the first of its kind to examine the issue of the interior environment and SBS of library and public building worldwide.

 

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Contributors
xiii
Biographies of Author
xvii
1 Introduction to Sick Building Syndrome
1
2 Theories and Knowledge About Sick Building Syndrome
25
3 Indoor Air Quality
59
Why the Actual Percentage of Dissatisfied Persons is Higher than Standards Indicate
75
5 Sick Building Syndrome from the Perspective of Occupational and Public Health
89
6 Psychosocial Factors that Aggravate the Symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome and a Cure for Them
105
Determination of Concentrations and Origin of VOCs in Indoor Air Environments by Dynamic Sampling and TDGCMS Analysis
289
17 Is it Safe Enough to Depend on Ventilation? Recommendation of Radical Measures for Addressing Sick Building Syndrome
335
18 Building Related Illnesses
341
19 A Continuous and Proactive Process to Enhance Wellbeing Indoors
353
20 Sick Building Syndrome from an Architectural Perspective
371
21 The Role of Demographic and Psychosocial Factors in Predicting SBS Symptoms in Workplaces
393
22 Epidemiologic Investigation Methods for Sick Building Syndrome
405
23 Noninvasive Health Assessment Methods in Sick Building Syndrome
423

7 Building Biology and Examination Models for Buildings
113
8 The Influence of School Environment on the SBS Symptoms and the Development of Asthma and Allergy
135
The Ecological and Applied Aspects of Microbial Contamination in Archives Libraries and Conservation Environments
153
Monitoring and Modeling Protocol for Urban School Buildings
179
11 Mould Growth on Library Materials Stored in CompactusType Shelving Units
193
12 Is Your Library Building Sick? A Case Study from the Main Library of Sultan Qaboos University at Sultanate of Oman
207
13 The Interaction Between the Physical Environment and People
239
14 Necessity of Counseling Institutions for Sick Building Syndrome Patients
261
15 Investigation of Air Pollution in Large Public Buildings in Japan and of Employees Personal Exposure Levels
269
What Can Be Found Out through Individual Measurements?
439
25 Sick Building Syndrome from a Medical PerspectiveSymptoms and Signs
453
26 Improvement of the Illumination Levels Combined with Energy Savings for a Residential Building
463
27 Passive Methods to Address the Sick Building Syndrome in Public Buildings
481
Impact on Human Health and Wellbeing
493
29 Sick Building Syndrome and Indoor Environmental Quality in China A Review
509
30 Sick Building Syndrome Identification and Risk Control Measures
533
31 The Way Forward
589
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