Assessment of Sick Building Syndrome Symptoms and its Risk Factors in Employees in Some Buildings of University

Assadi, Seyed Negar and Seyed Nouzadi, Mohsen (2010) Assessment of Sick Building Syndrome Symptoms and its Risk Factors in Employees in Some Buildings of University. medical journal of mashhad university of medical sciences, 53 (2). pp. 110-116.

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Abstract

Introduction Sick building Syndrome is a Collection of neurological, irritancy, respiratory, dermatology &amp; sensory symptoms that we can not relate them to the diagnosis of other diseases. With recognized people having sick building syndrome, we can make better environment for them at work &amp; try to prevent the sickness.The aim of this study was assessment of symptoms of sick building syndrome &amp; determination of indoor air pollutants in some buildings of university. Materials and Methods This study was a cross � sectional assessment, it accomplished with special methods for the measurement of indoor air pollutants &amp; questionnaires. There was a maximum of 4 weeks time interval between the measurement and filling the questionnaires. Data were analyzed using SPSS 11.5, chi �square, ANOVA using p< 0.05. Results A total of 23.3 of personnel�s had sick building syndrome,21.9 of them had only neurological, 10.3 irritancy, 5.2 respiratory, 6.8 dermatologic &amp; 4 had sensory symptoms. Mean of the indoor air pollutants for CO2, Ozone, CO &amp; NOx were 526.93, 0, 4.92,0 PPM respectively. Mean of formaldehyde was 0.15 μg/m3 respiratory particles 3.56 μg/m3, total particles 5.793 μg/m3, wet temperatures 14.28 �C &amp; 22.27 �C for dry temperature. Humidity was 41.36, air velocity 0.16 m/s, noise 58.38 dBA, light or luminosity 421.37 lux. Bacteria and fungi were 1.73 &amp; 0 CFU/m3 respectively. In building C, neurological symptoms with increasing CO were shown. Conclusion The results of this study are similar to those from other studies &amp; may be even more significant. It can be concluded that by making a better working environment and ventilatin of buildings, sick building syndrome could be avoided to some degree.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Medical J Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mjmums mjmums
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 18:23
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2017 18:23
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7503

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