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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-88-335-1940, Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome, New York.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 88-335-1940, 1988 Dec; :1-6
In response to a request from the National Park Service, an evaluation was made of possible hazardous conditions at Fort Stanwix National Monument (SIC-6512), Rome, New York. Employee complaints had been received concerning odors and ventilation system malfunctions. The facility was a replica of a Civil War era log building; the ductwork and air handlers for the ventilation system were located underground in a tunnel system. Indoor air quality was monitored. Dew point measurements indicated that for all areas it was between 55 and 60 degrees-F. Temperatures ranged from 71 to 75 degrees-F and humidity between 60 and 65 percent. Measurements of carbon-dioxide (124389) registered 400 parts per million (ppm) in the office and visitor center, indicating a sufficient fresh air supply to these areas. The design of the ventilation system allowed make up air to be drawn from the tunnel area. The author concludes that indoor air quality was acceptable according to evaluation criteria. The author recommends that the fresh air intake be ducted directly to the outside air; this may eliminate complaints of musty odors.
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