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Document ID (ISN)48748
CIS number 87-1511
ISSN - Serial title 0265-4792 - Safety Practitioner
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Morris L.
Title Sick building syndrome and the office environment
Bibliographic information Mar. 1987, Vol.5, No.3, p.4-8. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract A survey of health problems that arise in offices and seem to have no clearly-defined aetiology. They might be related to the building itself (legionnaire's disease, humidifer fever), the physical environment (air exchange, temperature, humidity, lighting, noise), indoor air pollutants (dust, cigarette smoke, car exhaust fumes, formaldehyde, solvents, ozone from photocopiers), VDU use and psychological aspects of the work environment. Diagnosis and recommendations.
Descriptors (primary) offices; health hazards; office work
Descriptors (secondary) humidity; extreme temperatures; lighting; noise; ozone; smoking; legionellosis; psychosomatic disorders; air conditioner disease; respirable dust; visual display terminals; solvents; exhaust gases; diagnosis; duplicating; formaldehyde
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Office work
Bacterial and parasitic diseases