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Document ID (ISN)41137
CIS number 84-122
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Konopinski V.J.
Title Formaldehyde in office and commercial environments
Bibliographic information Mar. 1983, Vol.44, No.3, p.205-208. 9 ref.
Abstract Investigation of potential causes of discomfort and illness in workers in various non-industrial situations. Formaldehyde was detected in 4 office and commercial establishments which had poor ventilation. Concentrations measured ranged from 0.01 to 1.01ppm. Sources of formaldehyde were urea-formaldehyde foam, particle board, plywood subflooring and furniture. Sealing of these sources and increased fresh air supply achieved substantial reduction in discomfort.
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; irritation; allergic respiratory disorders; ventilation systems; offices
Descriptors (secondary) occupational hygiene evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Office work
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)