|Document ID (ISN)||69330|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0140-6736 - Lancet
|Convention or series no.
||Redlich C.A., Sparer J., Cullen M.R.
||5 Apr. 1997, Vol.349, No.9057, p.1013-1016. Illus. 24 ref.
||The causes, symptoms and management of sick-building syndrome (SBS) are reviewed. The syndrome is associated with low-level exposure to chemical, physical and biological hazards in non-industrial indoor environments. It is characterized by non-specific symptoms including mucous-membrane irritation, neurotoxic effects, respiratory symptoms, skin symptoms, and chemosensory changes. While no single environmental factor or group of factors has been established as the single cause of SBS, two important features are air contaminants and ventilation. Assessment of building-related complaints involves occupational and environmental history and an evaluation of indoor air quality in the building.
||atmospheric pollution; sick building syndrome
||symptoms; ventilation; diagnosis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Sick building syndrome