A cross-sectional study was carried out to determine the effect on health of exposure to different types of ventilation, taking indoor environmental measurements (ITEMS) of major contaminants and aeroallergens into account.
Three buildings ventilated with heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC), fan coil units (FCUs), and natural ventilation were selected.
One thousand one hundred forty-four workers answered health questionnaires.
After adjusting for potential confounders, HVAC and FCU systems were related to a slightly higher risk of nonspecific symptoms (compared with natural ventilation), short-term throat irritation, work-related nasal discharge, nasal blockage on awakening, migraine, and usual coughing induced by cold air.
Studying the potential effects of environmental contaminants and aeroallergens on health outcomes, taking the floor and type of ventilation into account, did not explain the observed excess of nonspecific symptoms.
Mots-clés Pascal : Bureau, Paris, Ile de France, France, Europe, Milieu urbain, Qualité air, Pollution intérieur, Conditionnement air, Allergène, Aérosol, Composé volatil, Toxicité, Homme, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Santé, Symptomatologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Office, Paris, Ile-de-France, France, Europe, Urban environment, Air quality, Indoor pollution, Air conditioning, Allergen, Aerosols, Volatile compound, Toxicity, Human, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Health, Symptomatology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0065952
Code Inist : 002B03M02. Création : 14/05/1998.