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Sick building syndrome in Mauritius: a need for concern

A.H. Subratty, R. Bholah, V. Jowaheer, M.F. Lan Cheong Wah, 2003
hot climate | review | sick building syndrome
Bibliographic info: Healthy Buildings 2003 - Proceedings 7th International Conference (7th-11th December 2003) - National University of Singapore - Vol. 3, pp 723-727, 12 Ref.
Languages: English

During the past few decades various symptoms and illnesses have been attributed to nonindustrialindoor environments. Problems associated with the indoor environment are acommon health issue faced by clinicians; generally, these complaints are regarded as beingdue to sick building syndrome. Mauritius is a small island with a subtropical climate.Mauritius is also a country where the prevalence of bronchial asthma among the population ishigh. No data on the sick building syndrome were available for Mauritius. This paper intendsto present results from studies undertaken on the sick building syndrome in office premisesand domestic interiors in Mauritius.

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