Emission rate of chemical compounds in building products and materials

Shin Ichi Tanabe*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Residential buildings in Japan use air-tightened building envelops in order to conserve energy. Without an adequate ventilation system, however, there is a reduction in outdoor air intake. In addition, building today make use of modern building products to reduce costs and simplify construction procedures. These products contain various chemical substances that cause what is known as sick-building syndrome (SBS) in Japan [1].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChemical Sensitivity and Sick-Building Syndrome
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781351848510
ISBN (Print)9781466556348
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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