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HHE report no. HETA-94-0237-2446, H.E. McCracken Middle School, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Authors
Jennison-EA; Burkhart-JE
Source
NIOSH 1994 Aug; :1-26
NIOSHTIC No.
00225880
Abstract
In response to a request from the Assistant Superintendent for Operations of the Beaufort County School District, an investigation was begun into possible hazardous working conditions at the H. E. McCracken Middle School (SIC-8211), Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The school was opened in the fall of 1991, serving grades 6 to 8. Approximately 1,100 persons occupied the building including students, faculty and support staff. The concern at the school was due to mold and mildew problems, and health symptoms reported by employees. Many persons reported fatigue, nasal congestion, headache, tension or nervousness and back, neck, or shoulder discomfort. Many of these same persons reported that their symptoms disappeared when they left the building. Too little air movement was a frequent complaint and temperature control was also a problem. Carbon-dioxide (124389) measurements used to asses the capabilities of the air handling system suggested that too little outside air was provided to occupied spaces. The authors conclude that a health hazard did not exist at the time of the survey. The authors recommend that the ventilation system be modified to provide additional outside air to occupied spaces.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-94-0237-2446; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-4; Indoor-air-pollution; Air-quality-monitoring; Air-quality-control; Ventilation-systems; Indoor-environmental-quality
CAS No.
124-38-9
Publication Date
19940801
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
PB95-219960
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-94-0237-2446
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
8211
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-94-0237-2446, 26 pages, 27 references
State
SC; OH
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