Electromagnetic Environments and Health in Buildings

Routledge
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With increasing use of mobile phones and VDUs, levels of background radiation and electromagnetism are rising, particularly in the workplace and also in the home. To some extent this is unavoidable, but the level of dangers is unclear: is it trivially small, moderate or high? What are the risks of illness, and how can these be reduced to minimal or tolerable levels? Are some people more vulnerable than others? What can or should employers, building engineers and designers, product designers, workers and other members of the public do?

This book, of which the chapters derive from presentations given by distinguished authorities at a major international conference, aims to present sound technical information on the whole range of key issues in a clear and accessible way.
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Professor Derek Clements-Croome
Professor of Construction Engineering and director of research in the School of Construction Management & Engineering at the University of Reading. With industry set up an undergraduate course in Building Services Engineering Design and Management in 1989. Set up new MSc in Intelligent Buildings in 1996 funded by EPSRC. Past Chairman and founder of the South East Centre of the Built Environment in Construction. Chairman of European Intelligent Building Group. Visiting Professor at five universities in China. Member of EPSRC Innovative Construction Research Centre at Reading University.
Author of several books: including Airconditioning and Ventilation of Buildings, Pergamon Press, 1981 (Second Edition), also published in Chinese and Russian; Noise, Buildings and People, Pergamon Press, 1977; Editor and part author of Naturally Ventilated Buildings Spon (1997) and Creating the Productive Workplace (2000) Spon; published over 200 papers on various aspects of his research and education projects.
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Publisher
Routledge
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Published on
Mar 1, 2004
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Pages
560
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ISBN
9781134373697
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Language
English
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Genres
Architecture / Buildings / Public, Commercial & Industrial
Architecture / Reference
Technology & Engineering / Construction / General
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