My Office Is Killing Me!: The Sick Building Survival Guide

by Jeffrey C. May (Author)

Editorial Reviews


"Millions of us experience poor indoor air quality without having any idea why,
or what can be done about it. In My Office Is Killing Me! Jeff May explains how
a building operates, what building materials are made of, how air circulates,
and what kinds of indoor contaminants we may inhale -- and more. Thank you, Jeff
May, for making the complex and diverse field of indoor air quality accessible
and entertaining, and for giving us the information we need to improve the air
we breathe." -- John Spengler, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard
School of Public Health

"The best source of information on sick buildings that I've ever read. If you
suffer from sinusitis, asthma, or other symptoms when you go to work, buy this
book." -- Paul Enright, M.D., College of Public Health, University of Arizona

Product Description
Bacteria and mold may lurk undetected in carpets or in the heating or cooling
system of your office or school. When inhaled, the by-products of these
organisms can cause allergy and asthma symptoms. Chemical vapors emitted by
office furniture and equipment may also foul the air we breathe indoors, causing
headaches, eye irritation, or other symptoms. Here the author of the
best-selling My House Is Killing Me! and co-author of The Mold Survival Guide
turns his attention to indoor air quality in public buildings. Blending his
extensive professional experience with scientific explanations, May helps us see
these buildings through the eyes of a building scientist, microscopist, and
organic chemist. He offers a step-by-step approach to identifying, controlling,
and often eliminating the sources of indoor air pollutants and allergens.
Whether it's a case of mold in an elementary school or inadequate ventilation in
a high-rise office building, this valuable guide can help people cope when the
air they breathe indoors is making them sick.

Product Details

Paperback: 342 pages
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (March 17, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0801883423



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