|Document ID (ISN)||110254|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Takeda M., Saijo Y., Yuasa M., Kanazawa A., Araki A., Kishi R.
||Relationship between sick building syndrome and indoor environmental factors in newly built Japanese dwellings
||Apr. 2009, Vol.82, No.5, p.583-593. 50 ref.
||The aim of this study was to identify sick building syndrome (SBS) risk factors. The symptoms of 343 residents in 104 detached houses in Japan were surveyed by questionnaire, and the concentrations of formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), airborne fungi, and dust mite allergen in their living rooms were measured. Based on the presence of various dampness indicators, a dampness index was also calculated. SBS symptoms were found in 21.6% of surveyed individuals. In multivariate logistic regression analyses, the dampness index, formaldehyde and α-pinene had significantly higher odds ratios for SBS symptoms. However, no increased risks were related to VOCs, airborne fungi and dust mite allergen.
||Japan; risk factors; sick building syndrome
||humidity; determination in air; allergens; airborne dust; subjective assessment; acetaldehyde; organic compounds; alpha-pinene; acarids; fungi; symptoms; volatile substances; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; formaldehyde
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Japan|
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Sick building syndrome