Dampness and airway inflammation and systemic symptoms in office building workers.
To evaluate dose-response relationships between airway inflammation/systemic symptoms and dampness exposure, we conducted a self-reported questionnaire study on risk factors among 1 237 employees in 19 air-conditioned office buildings in the Taipei area.
The odds ratio for eye irritation was 1.34 when either stuffy odor or mold was present in the buildings.
The odds ratio increased to 1.72 when both stuffy odor and mold were present, to 3.14 when water damage was also present, and to 5.03 when four dampness exposure factors were present.
Dampness in the building had a dose-response effect on eye irritation, cough, and lethargy/fatigue.
Mots-clés Pascal : Air, Humidité, Toxicité, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Médecine travail, Symptomatologie, Taiwan, Asie, Chine, Relation dose réponse, Homme, Bureau, Exposition professionnelle, Voie respiratoire, Inflammation, Employé, Condition travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Air, Humidity, Toxicity, Respiratory disease, Occupational medicine, Symptomatology, Taiwan, Asia, China, Dose activity relation, Human, Office, Occupational exposure, Respiratory tract, Inflammation, Employee, Working condition
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0129967
Code Inist : 002B03M02. Création : 16/11/1999.