NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search
Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-98-0026-2745, Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Durham, North Carolina.
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 98-0026-2745, 1999 Jul; :1-47
In November 1997, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a management request from the Steven Brouillard Construction Company (SBCC) for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) at the Ronald McDonald House (RMDH) in Durham, North Carolina. The HHE requesters expressed concern over employees' reports of adverse health effects (diarrhea, stomach cramps, vomiting, dizziness, weakness, and fatigue), which the SBCC employees attributed to exposures to fungi and their toxins while performing renovations on contaminated building materials at the RMDH. In response, NIOSH investigators conducted an initial site visit at the RMDH on November 12-13, 1997, and returned to conduct microbial sampling on November 24-25, 1997.
Region-4; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Indoor-air-quality; Fungi; Spores; Microbial-remediation; Air-sampling; Author Keywords: Residential Care; indoor environmental quality; bioaerosols; microorganisms; fungi; spores; mycotoxins; microbial remediation; IEQ; IAQ
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
NTIS Accession No.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division