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My House Is Killing Me!: A Complete Guide to a Healthier Indoor Environment
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My House Is Killing Me!: A Complete Guide to a Healthier Indoor Environment

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  • Jeffrey C May
  • Johns Hopkins University Press
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  • Health & Fitness > Reference
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In this thoroughly revised edition of My House Is Killing Me! Jeffrey C. and Connie L. May draw on the dramatic personal stories of their clients to help readers understand the links between indoor environmental conditions and human health. Explaining how air conditioning, finished basements, and other home features affect indoor air quality, the authors offer a step-by-step approach to identifying, controlling, and even eliminating the sources of indoor pollutants and allergens. This new edition includes

- more than 60 color photographs
- expanded coverage on the dangers posed by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) produced by such common items as paint, carpet, and household cleaning products
- up-to-date information on the potential risks of installing spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation
- completely new case studies of people who improved their indoor air quality by following the authors' advice
- brand-new chapters, including 'Trojan Horse' Allergens, The Three Ps--Pets, Pests, and People, Indoor Air Quality in Multi-Unit Buildings, and Testing and Remediation.

Reading My House Is Killing Me! lets you see your house the way an expert would. Along with offering a wealth of practical advice and proven solutions for various problems, the Mays include a glossary of terms and a list of valuable resources. This book is a must for all home occupants as well as perfect for those contemplating moving to or purchasing a property.

My House Is Killing Me!: A Complete Guide to a Healthier Indoor Environment

Author Bio

Principal Scientist of May Indoor Air Investigations, LLC (Tyngsborough, MA), Jeffrey C. May has been investigating indoor air quality problems in residential buildings, office spaces and schools for over 25 years, and has collected and examined by microscopy more than 35,000 air and dust samples. A nationally recognized speaker, he has given presentations to the Boston Society of Architects, Harvard School of Public Health, the EPA, Massachusetts General Hospital, Journal of Light Construction’s annual conference, and American Lung Association, among others. He has been a regular presenter at IAQA conferences since 2001.

Jeff’s memberships include IAQA, ASHRAE, and NE-AIHA. A former Adjunct Professor in the Department of Work Environment at U MA Lowell and former member of the National Board of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Jeff is on the Board of the Massachusetts Association of the Chemically Injured. Author of four books on IAQ, including My House is Killing Me! and The Mold Survival Guide, Jeff is licensed in FL and in NH as a mold assessor, is a Certified Microbial Consultant (American Council for Accredited Certification), and a certified Indoor Air Quality Professional (Association of Energy Engineers). He holds a B.A. (chemistry) from Columbia and an M.A. (organic chemistry) from Harvard.

 

Source: https://iaqa.org/chapters/jeffrey_may/

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