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By Shirley J. Hansen, H. E. Burroughs, Fairmont Press

For the development proprietor, administrator, or amenities supervisor who needs to care for the realities of state-of-the-art indoor environmental issues, this totally up to date reference is a pragmatic, hands-on advisor. you can find without problems appropriate air qc measures and preventative options which could head off the ''headaches'' -- either monetary and criminal -- that may develop out of an air caliber challenge. you are going to additionally examine the severe points of whole reaction and step by step research strategies and instruments. particular indicators of building-associated health problems are targeted in addition to useful guidance for selecting and controlling the linked pollutant or resource of the matter.

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More frequently the lack of personal hygiene during the Renaissance was an economic concern. Poor people worked and slept in the only clothing they owned. While the rich owned more changes of clothes, there is little evidence that they were laundered between wearings. This historical perspective helps explain the current emphasis upon the occupant as the primary pollution source. This has resulted in occupant population related ventilation rates. Smoking tobacco has alternately been accepted and rejected by society and the law.

Of particular concern are old or immunocompromised patients in hospitals. Some fungi produce volatile organic compounds; so VOCs can be of biological origin (MVOCs or Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds). Other examples of infections that are more rare and exceptional but still threatening include the following: Histoplasmosis which is a 36 MANAGING INDOOR AIR QUALITY disease with flu-like symptoms caused by a fungus carried in bird droppings or bat droppings; and Psittacosis, also called parrot disease, that is carried by birds, like pigeons and transmitted by dust particles which carry the causative parasitic bacterium.

According to Don Millar, previous head of NIOSH, there may be as many as 8,000 fatalities annually due to Legionella derived pneumonia. This number may be even higher as health officials at CDC estimate from 25,000 to 100,000 cases annually with 5 to 15% of those reported being fatal. Many more persons may be infected with the Legionella bacterium. However, definitive reporting is difficult because the disease symptoms are either mild or so similar to other pneumonia forms that mis-diagnoses occur.

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