Buildings and Health

Buildings and Health : The Rosehaugh Guide to Design, Construction and the Selection of Materials

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As new methods have been developed in the construction industry, so have the increase in hazardous materials and processes. This book is intended to assist the user in the assessment of these hazards. It raises questions of exposure to D.I.Y.workers and owner-occupiers, emphasizing the importance of careful selection of materials such as those containing CFS's which may have a long-term effect on the environment, as well as, giving advice on control methods. The information is organized into three parts covering specific health hazards in the built environment, a guide to the selection of products and materials and individual computer-generated data sheets on UK building materials detailing their uses and possible toxicity. The latter includes information on where the product is used, its compositions and an analysis of the inherent hazards to the workers and the environment.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 4720 pages
  • 205 x 270mm
  • Spon Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • index
  • 0419154205
  • 9780419154204

Table of contents

Part 1 Aims: classification of hazards; control of hazards; risk asessment; physical hazards - heat, light, noise, ionizing radiation, non-ionizing radiation; biological hazards - allergies, legionella; hazards which bridge classification - sick building syndrome, hazardous land. Part 2 Specific hazards in the built environment: Asbestos; MMMF; natural materials; metals; plastics; solvents; dust and fumes; landscaping in building amenity areas; legionella; building sickness syndrome; indoor air quality; water quality; radon; contaminated land; allergies; buildings and the greenhouse effect. Part 3 General considerations: fire; measurement techniques; risk assessment; legal implications; practical implications.
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