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The effects of reduced ventilation on indoor air quality in an office building.

Turiel I, Hollowell C D, Miksch R R, Rudy J V, Young R A, 1983
sick building syndrome | outdoor air
Bibliographic info: Atmospheric Environment, Vol 17, No 1, 1983, pp 51-64, 10 figs, 9 tabs, refs.
Languages: English

Describes monitoring of an office building where sick building syndrome symptoms had been reported. Data were taken under two different ventilation rates. Outside air flow, temperature, relative humidity, odour perception, microbial burden, particulate mass, formaldehyde and other organics, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide were all measured. In no case did levels exceed current health standards for outdoor air, and none of the single contaminants was responsible for the symptoms. Suggests that the synergistic effect of the various contaminants and environmental conditions might account for the occupants' discomfort.

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