The effect of varying levels of outdoor-air supply on the symptoms of sick building syndrome.
The sick building syndrome is the term given to a constellation of symptoms reported by workers in modern office buildings, hypothesized to occur when the supply of outdoor air is reduced, because of the accumulation of contaminants arising from within the building.
We undertook this study to determine the effect of changing the supply of outdoor air in four office buildings on the symptoms reported by workers and their perception of the indoor environment.
Within each of three consecutive two-week blocks, the ventilation systems in each building were manipulated, in random order, to deliver to the indoor environment an intended 20 or 50 ft3 (0.57 or 1.4 m3) of outdoor air per minute per person for one week at a time.
Mots-clés Pascal : Résultat, Traitement, Homme, Condition travail, Médecine travail, Filtration air, Installation ventilation, Bâtiment
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Result, Treatment, Human, Working condition, Occupational medicine, Air filtration, Ventilating equipment, Buildings
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Code Inist : 002B30B02A. Création : 199406.