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Document ID (ISN)109176
CIS number 09-45
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bakke J.V., Wieslander G., Norbńck D., Moen B.E.
Title Atopy, symptoms and indoor environmental perceptions, tear film stability, nasal patency and lavage biomarkers in university staff
Bibliographic information July 2008, Vol.81, No.7, p.861-872. 52 ref.
Abstract This cross-sectional study of 173 employees in four university buildings in Norway evaluated associations between airway symptoms, complaints on environmental perceptions, atopy, tear film break up time, nasal patency, nasal mucosa proteins and various biomarkers. Personal predictors (gender, age, smoking, infections) for the biomarkers as well as associations between the biomarkers were also assessed. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) symptoms; individual susceptibility; educational institutions; sick building syndrome
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; immunoglobulins; Norway; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; determination in blood; risk factors; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; statistical evaluation; allergy tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway; Sweden
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Teaching and educational institutions
Sick building syndrome