The chapter presents the basic metrics of the indoor environment that are used to assess the quality of living and working, together with the risk factors and pollutants indoors. From this point of view the non-woven textiles are presented and discussed. Different groups of non-woven materials are considered: floor coverings, wallcoverings, upholstery and furniture textiles, filters of the HVAC systems, etc. Their particular application on the indoor environment is presented and their effect on the metrics of the Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) is analyzed.
Part of the book: Non-woven Fabrics
The chapter presents an in-depth discussion over the occupational activities in a cold environment, which can be performed both outdoors and indoors. It explores the differences between working in natural and artificial cold environment. The thermophysiological comfort, the reactions of the thermoregulatory system during cold exposure, and cold-related injuries are presented and discussed in detail. Clothing as the only insulating barrier between the body and the cold environment is discussed, and hi-tech solutions for development of cold protective clothing are presented. The particular application of standards for the indoor environment is presented, and their input for the proper management of the occupational activities in the cold is analyzed.
Part of the book: Occupational Health