|Document ID (ISN)||72733|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Muzi G., Abbritti. G., Accattoli M.P., Dell'Omo M.
||Prevalence of irritative symptoms in a nonproblem air-conditioned office building
||Sep. 1998, Vol.71, No.6, p.372-378. Illus. 39 ref.
||In a questionnaire survey of 198 employees in an air-conditioned office building and 281 controls working in naturally ventilated buildings, a significantly higher proportion of workers in the air-conditioned building reported a lack of comfort in the working environment compared with controls. The most common complaints were strong lighting, high temperature and dry, dusty and/or stuffy air. The prevalence of ocular, upper airway and cutaneous symptoms was higher among the workers in the air-conditioned building. No significant difference was observed in respiratory or general symptoms. Working with video display units and photocopiers influenced ocular symptoms; while upper airway and cutaneous symptoms were influenced by female gender and working in the air-conditioned building. Topics: air-conditioned premises; CRT display terminals; eye irritation; irritation; natural ventilation; offices; questionnaire survey; sick building syndrome; symptoms.
||air-conditioned premises; sick building syndrome; offices; irritation
||eye irritation; symptoms; questionnaire survey; natural ventilation; visual display terminals
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Heating, ventilation and climate
|Broad subject area(s)
||Sick building syndrome
Heating and air conditioning