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Document ID (ISN)50782
CIS number 88-2085
ISSN - Serial title 0723-7561 - Die BG
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Borsch-Galetke E.
Title Health conditions of employees in air conditioned rooms
Original title Zum Gesundheitszustand der Beschäftigten in künstlich belüfteten Räumen [in German]
Bibliographic information Feb. 1988, No.2, p.90-93. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract In air conditioned workplaces (mainly offices) with no filter downstream of the humidifier, high numbers of bacteria and fungi, e.g. Aspergillus fumigatus, A. niger, Neurospora sitophila and Penicillium sp., were found. Extensive medical examinations of 714 mostly female employees yielded no evidence of any allergic respiratory disorders. The examinations included pulmonary function tests, allergy tests and serological reaction tests.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; state of health; microbial pollution; air conditioning; workplaces
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiologic study; air humidification; fluorescent antibody test; allergy tests; serological reactions; employees; determination in air; allergic respiratory disorders; respiratory function tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Air pollution
Environmental pollution
Heating and air conditioning