Air analysis

Holmes, Nigel, Smith, James, & Friend, Adrian (2015) Air analysis. In Freckleton, Ian & Selby, Hugh (Eds.) Expert Evidence. Thompson Reuters, North Ryde, N.S.W, pp. 1-80.

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There are three distinct categories of air environment to be considered in this chapter. These are as follows:

(1) The “ambient” or general outdoors atmosphere to which the members of the population are exposed when they venture out of their homes or offices in industrial, urban or rural environments.

(2) Indoor air environments, which occur in buildings such as homes, schools, restaurants, public hospitals and office buildings. This category does not cover factories or workplaces which are otherwise subjected to the provisions of various occupational health standards.

(3) Workplace atmospheres, which occur in a variety of industries or factories and for which there are numerous atmospheric concentration limits (or exposure standards) promulgated by appropriate bodies or organisations. Since 2009 setting concentration limits for atmospheric contaminants has been administered by Safe Work Australia.

A fourth category of air environment which falls outside this chapter is that which is related to upper atmospheric research, global atmospheric effects and concomitant areas of inquiry and/or debate. Such areas include “greenhouse” gas emissions, ozone depletion, and related matters of atmospheric chemistry and physics. This category is not referred to again in this chapter.

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ID Code: 84471
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Air analysis, Air pollutants, Ambient air, Indoor air, Workplace air
ISBN: 9780455231624
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES (040100)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Thompson Reuters
Deposited On: 26 May 2015 23:22
Last Modified: 25 May 2016 14:49

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