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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.

Authors
Esswein-EJ; Kawamoto-M
Source
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
NIOSHTIC No.
20000519
Abstract
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.
Keywords
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
Publication Date
19990301
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
PB2000-100205
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
HETA-97-0010-2730
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
8062
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH; VI
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