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Building Materials, Health and Indoor Air Quality : No Breathing Space? (Hardcover) (Tom Woolley)
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This book is an essential overview of how building materials and construction methods impact on the health of occupants, and offers guidance on how to avoid hazardous materials and poor air quality. The author covers a range of issues such as damp and mould, asthma and respiratory problems and radiation and radon, as well as ventilation approaches and remedies for ‘sick’ buildings. It also guides the reader through the confusing world of regulations, EU and international guidelines and certifications, and provides a critical analysis of different theories of healthy buildings and philosophies.
Written in a clear and accessible way, this book provides indispensable advice and information to anyone wishing to better understand healthy buildings and materials.