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  1. Sick-building symptoms in office workers in northeastern France : a pilot study.

    Article - En anglais

    Study objectives 

    To verify that sick building symptoms are present in north-eastern France office workers ; to try to identify new confounding factors.

    Methods 

    The design was that of a cross-sectional study with control group.

    We studied with the same methods the personnel of an air-conditioned building (n=425), and of a naturally ventilated building (n=351).

    Air temperature and humidity, bacterial and fungal densities were measured by the same technical staff in the two buildings.

    A standard questionnaire on irritative and respiratory symptoms, personal and family history, and lifestyle was completed by the participants.

    Results 

    In univariate analysis, exposure to air-conditioning was associated with an increased prevalence of symptoms (odds ratios-OR-between 1.54 and 2.84).

    A significant increase in sickness absence was also found among subects working in air-conditioned offices.

    As a series of factors were suspected to interfere with these associations, logistic regression was applied.

    This method confirmed exposure to be an independent determinant of 7 symptoms, and also identified two determinants not previously described : a family history of respiratory diseases and « do-it-yourself » activities.

    In Conclusion 

    We found the sick building symptoms to be present in a group of French office workers exposed to air-conditioning. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution intérieur, Bureau, Employé, Bâtiment malsain syndrome, Homme, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, France, Europe, Lorraine, Conditionnement air, Etiologie, Histoire familiale, Bricolage

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Indoor pollution, Office, Employee, Sick building syndrome, Human, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, France, Europe, Lorraine, Air conditioning, Etiology, Family story

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0437912

    Code Inist : 002B03M02. Création : 25/01/1999.