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Document ID (ISN)58168
CIS number 92-920
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Norbńck D., TorgÚn M., Edling C.
Title Volatile organic compounds, respirable dust, and personal factors related to prevalence and incidence of sick building syndrome in primary schools.
Bibliographic information Nov. 1990, Vol.47, No.11, p.733-741. Illus. 31 ref.
Abstract The relationship between sick building syndrome (SBS), indoor exposures, and personal factors was studied in a 4yr longitudinal study among personnel (n=129) in 6 schools. A relationship existed between SBS on the one hand, and a variety of workplace factors, such as concentration of dust and volatile hydrocarbons in the air, the presence of wall-to-wall carpeting, smoking and hyperreactivity, on the other.
Descriptors (primary) sick building syndrome; microclimate; environmental pollution; educational institutions
Descriptors (secondary) air temperature; humidity; carbon dioxide; hydrocarbons; multifactor aetiology; frequency rates; volatile substances; respirable dust; social climate; ventilation; long-term study; symptoms
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Sick building syndrome
Teaching and educational institutions
Environmental pollution