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July 3, 1948

The Industrial Environment and Its Control

JAMA. 1948;137(10):916. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890440092035

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Facts regarding the industrial environment and control are presented in this book with an unusual clarity and logical development. Simplicity and precision characterize the discussion of critical details regarding exposures to excessive concentrations of dusts, fumes, mists, gases and vapors. There is an extensive discussion of exhaust ventilation as a means of control. In the words of the author: " As to the special emphasis on exhaust ventilation, I need only point out that practically all problems relating to atmospheric contaminants, and hence to industrial hygiene, are solved by ventilation methods." The book is divided into twelve chapters with an introduction by J. J. Bloomfield, senior sanitary engineer, U. S. Public Health Service, in which the scope of industrial hygiene is treated in a masterful way. The names of the chapter headings are as follows: Problems and Trends. Psychrometry. The Atmospheric Environment. Illumination and Radiant Energy. Noise, Vibration, and Fatigue. The

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