Indoor Air Pollution

  • Peter  Pluschke
  • Hans Schleibinger

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 64)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-3
  2. Lidia Morawska, Congrong He
    Pages 37-68
  3. Godwin A Ayoko, Hao Wang
    Pages 69-107
  4. Kalpana Balakrishnan, Sambandam Sankar, Santu Ghosh, Gurusamy Thangavel, Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Padmavathi Ramaswamy et al.
    Pages 125-144
  5. Jiming Hao, Tianle Zhu, Xing Fan
    Pages 145-170
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 1-16

About this book


This second edition offers a comprehensive overview of the priority indoor air pollutants, such as volatile organic compounds, indoor particles and fibres, combustion products and other chemical agents that may affect health. It includes updated reviews with a focus on emission processes and on the large variety of volatile organic pollutants. It also introduces new topics, such as reflections on the shift in human health from infection-related diseases to chronic illnesses and the significance of indoor chemical exposure. The authors provide insights into different cultural settings and their consequences for indoor air quality. Further, the book briefly discusses building certification as a market-oriented tool to improve energy efficiency and indoor air quality in the building sector. It appeals to public health specialists; scientists; graduate students in the field of environmental sciences; decision makers in government, regulatory bodies and the construction industry; and facility managers.


Volatile organic compounds House dust Odour Wood smoke Certification Indoor particles Combustion particles Emission processes Public health

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter  Pluschke
    • 1
  • Hans Schleibinger
    • 2
  1. 1.City of NurembergDepartment of Environment and HealthNürnbergGermany
  2. 2.National Research Council CanadaOttawa, ONCanada

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