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Chapter 24. Indoor Air Pollution. Pathways, Processes and Driving Forces. Chimney Effect (Stack Effect)

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chapter 24

Chapter 24

Indoor Air Pollution

Botkin and Keller

Environmental Science 5e

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Botkin and Keller

Environmental Science 5e

pathways processes and driving forces
Pathways, Processes and Driving Forces
  • Chimney Effect (Stack Effect)
    • Process whereby warmer air rises in buildings to upper levels and is replaced in the lower portion of the building by outdoor air drawn through a variety of openings, such as windows doors or cracks in the foundation or walls

Botkin and Keller

Environmental Science 5e

sick building syndrome
Sick Building Syndrome
  • A condition associated with an indoor environment that appears to be unhealthy
  • The symptoms people report cannot be traced to any one particular cause

Botkin and Keller

Environmental Science 5e

environmental tobacco smoke
Environmental Tobacco Smoke
  • Secondhand smoke
  • 2 sources
    • Smoke exhaled by smokers
    • Smoke emitted from burning tobacco
  • The most hazardous indoor pollutant

Botkin and Keller

Environmental Science 5e

radon gas
Radon Gas
  • Radon
    • Naturally occurring radioactive gas
    • Colorless, odorless, tasteless
    • Only identified through proper testing
  • Health hazard when leaked into homes
  • Exposure is associated with lung cancer

Botkin and Keller

Environmental Science 5e

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Environmental Science 5e

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Environmental Science 5e

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