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Microorganisms In Home And Indoor Work Environments

Author : Brian Flannigan
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In 2007, scientists estimated the direct cost of diseases associated with mould and dampness on the US population to be in the range of 4 billion dollars, and the indirect costs of lost work and school days are gauged even higher. The US Centers for Disease Control recently concluded that elimination of moisture and mouldy materials in the home definitively results in improved health. Unfortunately, problems of accurate assessment and precise identification plague the full understanding of the effects of mould on human health. Addressing exposure assessment and identification, Microorganisms in Home and Indoor Work Environments: Diversity, Health Impacts, Investigation, and Control, Second Edition discusses the methodology for conducting investigations on indoor environments, including details on key fungi and actinobacteria, and reflects advances in predicting their occurrence in buildings in various parts of the world. Beginning with a review of types of microorganisms in outdoor and indoor air, their growth and control in home and work environments, and their role in respiratory disease, this second edition presents new studies on pollen and its allergenic effects, the mechanistic basis for the effects of toxins and inflammatory agents on lung biology, and the use of molecular methods for determining microbial contaminants. On the practical side, this edition examines remediation, control, and quality assurance; occupational exposures in a wide range of environments; and infectious fungi and bacterial endotoxins in the built environment. Bringing together the state-of-the-science in this health-critical field, this accurate and timely book offers researchers, public health officials, and industrial hygienists crucial information on specific microorganisms in the built environment, along with current measurement and assessment solutions to clean up indoor air and keep residents and workers healthy in the future.

Fundamentals Of Mold Growth In Indoor Environments And Strategies For Healthy Living

Author : Olaf C. G. Adan
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Indoor molds should be considered a widespread and profound societal problem.The fact that more than 14 million households in the 27 member states of the European Union are suffering from dampness and molds and that approximately 4.6 million of current US asthma cases are estimated to be attributable to dampness and molds exposure underline this point.For many years molds and their implications on human health have been prominently on the human health agenda especially since improved thermal insulation and increased air tightness of the building envelope has led to problems of dampness. Despite the lack of consistent scientific evidence the fear of mold problems may have a restraining influence on the future upgrading of building energy performance.This book aims to describe the fundamentals of indoor mold growth as a prerequisite to tackle mold growth in present building as well as in future energy efficient building. Like all living processes, mold growth requires the availability of water. Therefore, the interaction of molds and water form a pivotal focal point in this book. A sound understanding of this relationship lays the foundation for control strategies in any building, present and future.The book focuses on mold problems originating from airborne moisture in particular as being more complex than commonly assumed. Chapters on allergy, toxins and adverse health effects are included.

A Review About Relative Humidity And Sterilization Efficiency With Uv C Radiation In The Air Conditioned Workplace Areas

Author : Giorgos P. Kouropoulos
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In the present article, the effect of relative humidity and thermal comfort conditions of the air of internal conditioned workplace areas to the change of sterilization efficiency with ultraviolet radiation UV-C will be studied. The conditions for thermal comfort in conditioned workplace areas and the effect of these conditions in the sterilization efficiency of the air will be reported. Experimental measurements of scientists is the main information resource of this research. The general conclusion that results, is that as the relative humidity increase, the sterilization efficiency decrease. In addition, the change of sterilization efficiency in regard to the relative humidity of the air, is different depending on the type of microorganism.

Somerset County Assistance Office Somerset Pennsylvania

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Niosh Health Hazard Evaluation Report Heta 2001 0067 2896 Somerset County Assistance Office Somerset Pennsylvania March 2003

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The Old Religion In A New World

Author : Mark A. Noll
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With some exceptions, Noll (Christian thought, Wheaton College, Illinois) focuses on the chronological development of Christianity in the United States, although he does include a comparative chapter on Canada and Mexico. Synthesizing the work of other scholars, Noll describes the activities and bel

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