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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-97-0010-2730, Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center, Christiansted, St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands.
Esswein EJ; Kawamoto M
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 97-0010-2730, 1999 Mar; :1-27
In October 1996, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request from the Chief Executive Officer at the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center for a health hazard evaluation (HHE). The request asked for NIOSH's assistance in investigating employee concerns about adverse health effects possibly related to mold exposures at the hospital. The health concerns included eye irritation, itchy skin, nausea, and respiratory problems. During November 20-22, 1996, a NIOSH industrial hygienist and medical officer visited the facility and performed a walk-through inspection of the hospital.
Region-2; Hazard-Confirmed; Mold; Fungi; Moisture-generation; Indoor-air-quality; Ventilation; Medical facilities; Health effects; Eye irritants; Skin irritants; Respiratory irritants; Author Keywords: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals; hospitals; molds; fungi; Aspergillus; Stachybotrys; indoor environmental quality; indoor air quality; mycotoxins
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