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Improving the health of workers in indoor environments: priority research needs for a National Occupational Research Agenda.

Authors
Mendell-MJ; Fisk-WJ; Kreiss-K; Levin-H; Alexander-D; Cain-WS; Girman-JR; Hines-CJ; Jensen-PA; Milton-DK; Rexroat-LP; Wallingford-KM
Source
Am J Publ Health 2002 Sep; 92(9):1430-1440
NIOSHTIC No.
20022890
Abstract
Indoor nonindustrial work environments were designated a priority research area through the nationwide stakeholder process that created the National Occupational Research Agenda. A multidisciplinary research team used member consensus and quantitative estimates, with extensive external review, to develop a specific research agenda. The team outlined the following priority research topics: building-influenced communicable respiratory infections, building-related asthma/allergic diseases, and nonspecific building-related symptoms; indoor environmental science; and methods for increasing implementation of healthful building practices. Available data suggest that improving building environments may result in health benefits for more than 15 million of the 89 million US indoor workers, with estimated economic benefits of $5 to $75 billion annually. Research on these topics, requiring new collaborations and resources, offers enormous potential health and economic returns.
Keywords
Indoor-air-pollution; Office-workers; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders; Occupational-diseases; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-respiratory-disease; Indoor-environmental-quality
Contact
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226
CODEN
AJHEAA
Publication Date
20020901
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
9
ISSN
0090-0036
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS; DRDS
Priority Area
Work Environment and Workforce: Indoor Environment
Source Name
American Journal of Public Health
State
OH; WV
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