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Indoor pollution : a reference handbook
Miller, E. Willard (Eugene Willard), 1915-2002.
Publication Information:
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, [1998]

Physical Description:
xii, 330 pages ; 24 cm.
Indoor pollution -- Indoor air quality -- Health of air pollutants -- Standards for indoor air quality -- Sources of indoor pollutants -- Control of indoor pollutants -- Law and regulations -- Directory of organizations -- Reference sources -- Audiovisual aids.
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Indoor Pollution educates concerned readers about the sources of indoor pollutants, the illnesses associated with them, and the measures used to control them. Readers will also find a comprehensive listing of relevant laws and regulations, a directory of organizations, a complete bibliography, and a listing of audio/visual aids. Appendixes listing organizations, chemical compounds, measurements, and testing information complete the volume.

Author Notes

E. Willard Miller , PhD, is professor of geography and is associate dean (emeritus) at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Ruby M. Miller is a retired map librarian from Pennsylvania State University. The Millers have authored several books for ABC-CLIO.

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

These volumes in the Contemporary World Issues series include documents, legislation, lists of organizations, and bibliographies, as well as background information. Endangered Species also has more than 20 biographical profiles, and Indoor Pollution provides details on various sources of pollution, such as passive tobacco smoke, radon, and volatile organic compounds found in home furnishings.

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-A solid reference tool. The first section is devoted to defining indoor pollution, its sources, and its effects on health. The bulk of the book focuses on legal issues related to the various pollutants and provides lists of print resources, concerned organizations, and audiovisual materials. Some of these resources may not be readily available, but ample sources for reports are included. Unfamiliar terms, including ways of measurement, are illuminated in the glossary.-Mary B. McCarthy, ACLIN/Colorado State Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Choice Review

Like other titles in the "Contemporary World Issues" series, Indoor Pollution begins with a summary of the topic, followed by sections on characteristics, health effects, standards, sources, and control. The section on sources (52 pages) offers at least 35 different chemical and biological entities that can cause human illness and discomfort in an indoor environment. Chapter bibliographies have hundreds of citations, including journal articles and audiovisuals; some individual pollutants have their own reference lists. The section on standards is thin because no standards for indoor air quality (especially for individual chemicals/biologicals) exist. As with other books by the Millers, the list of organizations, associations, and the like is fairly complete; the errors of earlier volumes appear to have been corrected. Some errors persist, however: JAPCA (Journal of the Air Pollution Control Association) was not published by Bureau of National Affairs and has been Air and Waste: Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association since 1986; both titles are listed. Environmental Health Perspectives (published by the US Department of Health and Human Services) began publication in 1972. These errors aside, the Millers have provided another useful book. Glossary; acronyms; measurements; testing information. All levels. J. Douville; Choice