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Document ID (ISN)70153
CIS number 97-1877
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bernhard J.D., et al.
Title Sick-building syndrome
Bibliographic information 28 June 1997, Vol.349, No.9069, p.1913. 8 ref.
Abstract These three brief communications are in response to a previous article on the causes, symptoms and management of sick-building syndrome (see CIS 97-1178). Factors highlighted include the contribution of extremely dry air to the dessication of skin and mucous membranes, and the role of mycotoxins. A new entity known as slab syndrome, associated with newly-built houses in India, is also described. There is a further reply by the original authors.
Descriptors (primary) atmospheric pollution; sick building syndrome
Descriptors (secondary) dry air; air humidification; mycotoxins
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndia; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Air pollution
Environmental pollution
Sick building syndrome