Sick Building Syndrome

in Public Buildings and Workplaces

Editors: Abdul-Wahab, Sabah A. (Ed.)

  • Extends the syndrome's knowledge to libraries and other public buildings
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Sick Building Syndrome in Public Buildings and Workplaces is the first book of its kind to examine the issue of the interior environment and sick building syndrome in public buildings and workplaces worldwide. Through a comprehensive review of the personal experiences of people who have suffered the symptoms of sick building syndrome, the stories of professionals who have investigated reported occurrences of sick building syndrome, an extensive review of previously published literature on sick building syndrome and the opinions of international experts from a wide variety of fields the causes of sick building syndrome have been identified in this book. Information from this book can be used to provide a healthy safe indoor environment for employees and everyone who enters your building.  Advice is provided on how to identify the causes of sick building syndrome in public buildings, workplaces and other buildings. The health effects of sick building syndrome, the influence of these symptoms on people’s work performance, impact on their life and the economic costs of sick building syndrome are examined.  Assessment tools for identifying incidences of sick building syndrome are provided.  Risk control measures that can be implemented in the design and construction stage of buildings, for ventilation systems, biological causes, physical and chemical causes, ergonomic factors and factors that enhance the effects of sick building syndrome are documented.  This book can be used for teaching, research, professional reference and for personal use to maintain a healthy indoor environment.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Introduction to Sick Building Syndrome

    Jansz, Janis

    Pages 1-24

  • Theories and Knowledge About Sick Building Syndrome

    Jansz, Janis

    Pages 25-58

  • Indoor Air Quality

    Vural, S. Müjdem

    Pages 59-74

  • Perceived IEQ Conditions: Why the Actual Percentage of Dissatisfied Persons is Higher than Standards Indicate?

    Kosonen, Risto (et al.)

    Pages 75-88

  • Sick Building Syndrome from the Perspective of Occupational and Public Health

    Gül, Hülya

    Pages 89-104

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eBook $259.00
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Hardcover $329.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sick Building Syndrome
Book Subtitle
in Public Buildings and Workplaces
Editors
  • Sabah A. Abdul-Wahab
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-17919-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-17919-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-17918-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42876-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LIII, 591
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