|Document ID (ISN)||110880|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Dang B., Chen L., Mueller C., Dunn K.H., Almaguer D., Roberts J.L., Otto C.S.
||Ocular and respiratory symptoms among lifeguards at a hotel indoor waterpark resort
||Feb. 2010, Vol.52, No.2, p.207-213. 26 ref.
||The objective of this study was to determine the cause of eye and respiratory irritation symptoms among lifeguards at an indoor waterpark. The investigation involved environmental sampling for chloramine, endotoxin and microorganisms, administering symptom questionnaires, reviewing ventilation system designs and reviewing water chemistry. Airborne trichloramine concentrations were found at levels reported to cause irritation symptoms in other studies. Some endotoxin concentrations were found at levels associated with cough and fever in previous studies. Exposed lifeguards were significantly more likely to report work-related irritation symptoms than unexposed individuals. The ventilation system may not have provided sufficient air movement and distribution to adequately capture and remove air contaminants. No water microbes were detected and water chemistry met state standards.
||respiratory diseases; eye irritation; sampling and analysis; swimming pools
||nitrogen trichloride; bacterial toxins; irritants; symptoms; determination in air; questionnaire survey; ventilation systems; permissible levels; case study
||D - Periodical articles
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Diseases of the eye and vision damage