Sick building syndrome in a Canadian office complex.
A comprehensive questionnaire survey with limited environmental measurements was undertaken in a large sealed office complex where health complaints had been made by employees since the complex was first occupied.
Most respondents suffered from upper respiratory tract irritation, eye and skin irritation, and many less specific complaints.
Symptoms started shortly after first employment, were troublesome only at work, and persisted at other work locations within the complex.
Employees who worked in cubicles tended to complain more than those who worked in open areas or closed offices; however, evidence of less than optimal ventilation, temperature, and humidity correlated poorly with symptom prevalence.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution intérieur, Bureau, Symptomatologie, Homme, Questionnaire, Epidémiologie, Irritation, Peau pathologie, Oeil pathologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Canada, Syndrome batiment malsain, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Gestation pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Indoor pollution, Office, Symptomatology, Human, Questionnaire, Epidemiology, Irritation, Skin disease, Eye disease, Respiratory disease, Canada, North America, America, Pregnancy disorders
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Code Inist : 002B30A02C. Création : 199406.