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HVAC characteristics and occupant health.
Sieber WK; Petersen MR; Stayner LT; Malkin R; Mendell MJ; Wallingford KM; Wilcox TG; Crandall MS; Reed L
ASHRAE J 2002 Sep; 44(9):49-52
Recently, increasing health complaints among workers in indoor, nonindustrial environments have prompted research to identify factors associated with these complaints. This article summarizes a study, based on surveys including 2,435 workers in 80 office buildings, of the associations between HVAC design and maintenance characteristics or building maintenance characteristics and work-related lower respiratory symptoms, allergic symptoms, and asthma development.
Respiratory-system-disorders; Allergies; Allergic-reactions; Allergic-disorders; Respiratory-irritants; Indoor-air-pollution; Work-analysis; Work-environment; Workplace-monitoring; Workplace-studies; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Indoor-environmental-quality
Issue of Publication
Work Environment and Workforce: Indoor Environment
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