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A typically frustrating building investigation.

Salisbury S A, 1984
high rise building | occupant reaction | office building | sick building syndrome
Bibliographic info: Ann Am Conf Gov Ind Hyg, Vol 10, 1984, pp 129-136, 6 figs, 2 tabs.
Languages: English

Describes a case study of the NIOSH investigation of the 101 Marietta Tower in Atlanta, USA, a high rise office building suffering from sick building syndrome. Concludes that the use of conventional industrial hygiene approaches for conducting indoor air quality investigations will in most cases by non-productive. States that first efforts should be directed toward understanding and evaluating the operation of the building's HVAC system to determine that enough outdoor air is provided. Distributing a follow-up questionnaire to the occupants is also important.


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