Describes a study of air humidification in the Pasila Office Center, which is a modern eight-floor office buildings of 2150 workers in Helsinki, Finland. A comparison was done between the occurrence of symptoms and complaints among the workers in the humidified part of the building and the symptoms and complaints of workers in similar nonhumidified rooms during February, March and April. Significantly less dryness of skin, throat and nose and nasal obstruction as well as sensation of air dryness was reported by the workers in the humidified part. No evidence was found for humidifier symptoms during the period of study.
The effect of air humidification on different symptoms in office workers - an epidemiologic study.
Environment International, Vol 17, 1991, pp 243-250, 5 tabs, refs.