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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health indoor environmental evaluation experience. Part Three: Associations between environmental factors and self-reported health conditions.

Sieber W K, Stayner L T, Malkin R, Petersen M R, et al, 1996
duct cleaning | health | occupant reaction
Bibliographic info: Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Vol 11, No 12, December 1996, pp 1387-1392, 4 tabs, 27 refs.
Languages: English

Regression techniques were used to assess the associations between environmental factors and work-related health conditions. The study used environmental and health data for 2435 persons in 80 offices. When adjusted for age and gender, relative risks for multiple lower respiratory symptoms were increased for variables in the HVAC design and maintenance categories, with the highest for presence of debris inside the air intake, and for poor or no drainage from drain pans. Multiple atopic symptoms were related to suspended ceiling panels. Asthma was related to renovation with new drywall.


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