Dan Norback

Summary

Affiliation: Uppsala University
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Mould and dampness in dwelling places, and onset of asthma: the population-based cohort ECRHS
    Dan Norback
    Department of Medical Science, Uppsala University and Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
    Occup Environ Med 70:325-31. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Carbon dioxide (CO2) demand-controlled ventilation in university computer classrooms and possible effects on headache, fatigue and perceived indoor environment: an intervention study
    Dan Norback
    Department of Medical Science, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Uppsala University, 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 86:199-209. 2013
  3. pmc Can air pollution affect tear film stability? A cross-sectional study in the aftermath of an explosion accident
    Bente E Moen
    Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    BMC Public Health 11:235. 2011
  4. doi request reprint An update on sick building syndrome
    Dan Norback
    Department of Medical Science, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 9:55-9. 2009
  5. doi request reprint An experimental study on effects of increased ventilation flow on students' perception of indoor environment in computer classrooms
    D Norback
    Medical Science Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and Department of Medical Science, University Hospital Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
    Indoor Air 18:293-300. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Sick building syndrome in relation to air exchange rate, CO(2), room temperature and relative air humidity in university computer classrooms: an experimental study
    Dan Norback
    Department of Medical Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Uppsala University, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:21-30. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Respiratory symptoms, perceived air quality and physiological signs in elementary school pupils in relation to displacement and mixing ventilation system: an intervention study
    D Norback
    Department of Medical Science, Uppsala University, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, SE, Sweden
    Indoor Air 21:427-37. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Asthma symptoms in relation to measured building dampness in upper concrete floor construction, and 2-ethyl-1-hexanol in indoor air
    D Norback
    Department of Medical Sciences Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Uppsala University, Sweden
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 4:1016-25. 2000
  9. doi request reprint Fungal DNA in hotel rooms in Europe and Asia--associations with latitude, precipitation, building data, room characteristics and hotel ranking
    Dan Norback
    Dept of Medical Science, Uppsala University, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, SE 751 85, Sweden
    J Environ Monit 13:2895-903. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Asthma, eczema, and reports on pollen and cat allergy among pupils in Shanxi province, China
    D Norback
    Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University and University Hospital, 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 80:207-16. 2007

Detail Information

Publications45

  1. doi request reprint Mould and dampness in dwelling places, and onset of asthma: the population-based cohort ECRHS
    Dan Norback
    Department of Medical Science, Uppsala University and Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
    Occup Environ Med 70:325-31. 2013
    ..To study new onset of adult asthma in relation to dampness and moulds in dwelling places...
  2. doi request reprint Carbon dioxide (CO2) demand-controlled ventilation in university computer classrooms and possible effects on headache, fatigue and perceived indoor environment: an intervention study
    Dan Norback
    Department of Medical Science, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Uppsala University, 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 86:199-209. 2013
    ..To study the effects of a CO(2) demand-controlled ventilation system (variable flow) in computer classrooms on perceived air quality and sick building syndrome...
  3. pmc Can air pollution affect tear film stability? A cross-sectional study in the aftermath of an explosion accident
    Bente E Moen
    Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    BMC Public Health 11:235. 2011
    ..The purpose of the study was to assess the relationship between living or working close to the polluted area and tear film stability one and a half years after the explosion...
  4. doi request reprint An update on sick building syndrome
    Dan Norback
    Department of Medical Science, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 9:55-9. 2009
    ..The aim is to describe recent insight into risk factors for symptoms included in the sick building syndrome (SBS) and to give an insight into preventive work to reduce SBS...
  5. doi request reprint An experimental study on effects of increased ventilation flow on students' perception of indoor environment in computer classrooms
    D Norback
    Medical Science Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and Department of Medical Science, University Hospital Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
    Indoor Air 18:293-300. 2008
    ..02). In conclusion, computer classrooms have CO2 levels above 1000 ppm and temperatures above 22 degrees C. Increased ventilation from 7 l/s per person to 10-13 l/s per person can improve thermal comfort and air quality...
  6. doi request reprint Sick building syndrome in relation to air exchange rate, CO(2), room temperature and relative air humidity in university computer classrooms: an experimental study
    Dan Norback
    Department of Medical Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Uppsala University, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:21-30. 2008
    ..To study the effects of ventilation and temperature changes in computer classrooms on symptoms in students...
  7. doi request reprint Respiratory symptoms, perceived air quality and physiological signs in elementary school pupils in relation to displacement and mixing ventilation system: an intervention study
    D Norback
    Department of Medical Science, Uppsala University, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, SE, Sweden
    Indoor Air 21:427-37. 2011
    ..In conclusion, displacement ventilation may have certain positive health effects among pupils, as compared to conventional mixing ceiling systems...
  8. ncbi request reprint Asthma symptoms in relation to measured building dampness in upper concrete floor construction, and 2-ethyl-1-hexanol in indoor air
    D Norback
    Department of Medical Sciences Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Uppsala University, Sweden
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 4:1016-25. 2000
    ..Asthma symptoms in adults in relation to the indoor environment...
  9. doi request reprint Fungal DNA in hotel rooms in Europe and Asia--associations with latitude, precipitation, building data, room characteristics and hotel ranking
    Dan Norback
    Dept of Medical Science, Uppsala University, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, SE 751 85, Sweden
    J Environ Monit 13:2895-903. 2011
    ..Hotels in tropical areas may have 10-100 times higher levels of common moulds such as Aspergillus and Penicillium species, as compared to a temperate climate zone...
  10. ncbi request reprint Asthma, eczema, and reports on pollen and cat allergy among pupils in Shanxi province, China
    D Norback
    Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University and University Hospital, 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 80:207-16. 2007
    ..To study self-reported asthma, eczema, and pollen and furry pet allergy among pupils (9-20 years) in Shanxi province, China, in relation to dietary and environmental factors...
  11. ncbi request reprint Changes in ocular and nasal signs and symptoms among air crew in relation to air humidification on intercontinental flights
    Dan Norback
    Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, SE 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden
    Scand J Work Environ Health 32:138-44. 2006
    ..This study evaluates the influence of air humidification in aircraft on symptoms, tear-film stability, nasal patency, and peak expiratory flow...
  12. ncbi request reprint Biomarkers and chemosensory irritations
    D Norback
    Department of Medical Sciences Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Uppsala University, University Hospital, 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 75:298-304. 2002
    ..The focus was on chemical exposures, but other occupational factors and indoor exposures were included...
  13. doi request reprint Lung function decline in relation to mould and dampness in the home: the longitudinal European Community Respiratory Health Survey ECRHS II
    Dan Norback
    Department of Medical Science, Uppsala University and Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, SE 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden
    Thorax 66:396-401. 2011
    ..There are few longitudinal studies that have examined the association of lung function decline with indoor mould and dampness. Lung function decline in relation to dampness and mould in the home has studied in adults over a 9 year period...
  14. doi request reprint Acute effects of 1-octen-3-ol, a microbial volatile organic compound (MVOC)--an experimental study
    Robert Wålinder
    Department of Medical Sciences Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
    Toxicol Lett 181:141-7. 2008
    ..Thus, there were both subjective and objective signs of mild mucosal irritation of eyes and airways together with symptoms of headache and nausea...
  15. doi request reprint Furry pet allergens, fungal DNA and microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOCs) in the commercial aircraft cabin environment
    Xi Fu
    Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital, SE 75185 Uppsala, Sweden
    Environ Sci Process Impacts 15:1228-34. 2013
    ..05). In conclusion, textile seats are much more contaminated by pet allergens and fungal DNA than leather seats. The use of seats with smooth surfaces should be encouraged. The MVOC levels differed between cabin air and homes...
  16. doi request reprint Airborne molds and bacteria, microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOC), plasticizers and formaldehyde in dwellings in three North European cities in relation to sick building syndrome (SBS)
    Bo Sahlberg
    Department of Medical Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Sci Total Environ 444:433-40. 2013
    ..Moreover, concentrations of airborne molds, bacteria and some other MVOCs were slightly higher in homes with reported dampness and mold...
  17. doi request reprint Ocular symptoms, tear film stability, nasal patency, and biomarkers in nasal lavage in indoor painters in relation to emissions from water-based paint
    Gunilla Wieslander
    Department of Medical Science Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Uppsala University, 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 83:733-41. 2010
    ..The aim was to study the symptoms and ocular and nasal biomarkers in house painters in relation to paint use and personal exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOC) and microbial VOC (MVOC) during indoor painting with WBP...
  18. doi request reprint Indoor environment in three North European cities in relationship to atopy and respiratory symptoms
    María Ingibjörg Gunnbjörnsdóttir
    Department of Medical sciences Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Clin Respir J 3:85-94. 2009
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  19. doi request reprint A nationwide study of asthma incidence rate and its determinants in Swedish pre-school children
    Kristina Bröms
    Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Uppsala, Sweden
    Eur J Epidemiol 27:695-703. 2012
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  20. ncbi request reprint Digestive functional symptoms among commercial pilots in relation to diet, insomnia, and lifestyle factors
    Torsten Lindgren
    Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
    Aviat Space Environ Med 83:872-8. 2012
    ..The aim of our study was to identify associations between digestive symptoms among pilots and diet, insomnia, and lifestyle factors...
  21. doi request reprint Fungal DNA, allergens, mycotoxins and associations with asthmatic symptoms among pupils in schools from Johor Bahru, Malaysia
    Gui Hong Cai
    Deparment of Medical Science, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 22:290-7. 2011
    ..Moreover, there were associations between levels of some fungal DNA and reported respiratory health in the pupils...
  22. doi request reprint Hearing status among cabin crew in a Swedish commercial airline company
    Torsten Lindgren
    Department of Medical Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Uppsala University, University Hospital, 751 85, Uppsala, Sweden
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:887-92. 2009
    ..To study hearing loss in commercial airline cabin crew (CC)...
  23. doi request reprint Dampness and 2-ethyl-1-hexanol in floor construction of rehabilitation center: Health effects in staff
    Gunilla Wieslander
    Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University and the University Hospital of Uppsala University and University Hospital, Sweden
    Arch Environ Occup Health 65:3-11. 2010
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  24. doi request reprint Asthmatic symptoms among pupils in relation to microbial dust exposure in schools in Taiyuan, China
    Zhuohui Zhao
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital and Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 19:455-65. 2008
    ..Microbial exposure indicated by certain chemical markers (e.g. MuA) could be protective for asthmatic symptoms, but for LPS (endotoxin), the picture is more complex, varying by different lengths of fatty acids of LPS...
  25. ncbi request reprint Perception of cockpit environment among pilots on commercial aircraft
    Torsten Lindgren
    Department of Medical Sciences Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Uppsala University, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
    Aviat Space Environ Med 77:832-7. 2006
    ..Impaired cockpit environment may influence both well-being and performance of pilots...
  26. pmc Asthmatic symptoms among pupils in relation to winter indoor and outdoor air pollution in schools in Taiyuan, China
    Zhuohui Zhao
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital and Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Environ Health Perspect 116:90-7. 2008
    ..Moreover, there is a need to study respiratory effects of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and emissions from new building materials in homes in China...
  27. pmc IgE sensitisation in relation to flow-independent nitric oxide exchange parameters
    Andrei Malinovschi
    Department of Medical Cell Biology Integrative Physiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Respir Res 7:92. 2006
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  28. doi request reprint Fungal DNA and pet allergen levels in Swedish day care centers and associations with building characteristics
    Gui Hong Cai
    Uppsala University, Dept of Medical Science, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, SE 751 85, Uppsala, Sweden
    J Environ Monit 13:2018-24. 2011
    ..Building constructions that represent a high risk for internal dampness should be avoided in the future, and measures to reduce allergen levels should be considered to protect pet-allergic children from asthmatic problems...
  29. ncbi request reprint Exhaled nitric oxide levels in school children in relation to IgE sensitisation and window pane condensation
    Christer Janson
    Department of Medical sciences Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Uppsala University, 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden
    Respir Med 99:1015-21. 2005
    ..A positive relation between exhaled nitric oxide (NO) levels and allergen exposure has been found in some studies whereas there is less information on how non-allergen environmental factors influences exhaled NO...
  30. pmc Bronchial responsiveness is related to increased exhaled NO (FE(NO)) in non-smokers and decreased FE(NO) in smokers
    Andrei Malinovschi
    Department of Medical Sciences Clinical Physiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 7:e35725. 2012
    ..Fraction of nitric oxide (NO) in the exhaled air (FE(NO)), a marker of airways inflammation, is decreased by smoking and increased by atopy. NO has also a physiological bronchodilating and bronchoprotective role...
  31. doi request reprint A field study on clinical signs and symptoms in cleaners at floor polish removal and application in a Swedish hospital
    Gunilla Wieslander
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 83:585-91. 2010
    ..To study health effects in hospital cleaners (N = 21) at floor polish removal and application...
  32. doi request reprint Psychosocial work environment and medical symptoms among Swedish commercial airline cabin crew
    Kurt Wahlstedt
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Akademiska Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
    Am J Ind Med 53:716-23. 2010
    ..Associations between stress measured by the demands-control model, iso-strain model, and stress-related symptoms among cabin crew were studied...
  33. doi request reprint Hearing status among commercial pilots in a Swedish airline company
    Torsten Lindgren
    Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden
    Int J Audiol 47:515-9. 2008
    ..In conclusion, pilots are exposed to equivalent noise levels below the current Swedish occupational standard of 85 dB (A), with short peak exposures above the standard, and have normal age-matched hearing thresholds...
  34. doi request reprint High BMI is related to higher incidence of asthma, while a fish and fruit diet is related to a lower- Results from a long-term follow-up study of three age groups in Sweden
    Monica Uddenfeldt
    Department of Medical Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Respir Med 104:972-80. 2010
    ..52 (0.35-0.77)]. No significant difference was found in the impact of risk factors between men and women. Weight loss, smoking cessation and a diet rich in fruit and fish may be of importance in preventing onset of adult asthma...
  35. doi request reprint Endotoxin, ergosterol, fungal DNA and allergens in dust from schools in johor bahru, malaysia- associations with asthma and respiratory infections in pupils
    Dan Norback
    Uppsala University, Department of Medical Science, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 9:e88303. 2014
    ..Fungal contamination measured as ergosterol and Aspergillus versicolor DNA can be risk factors for respiratory illness. The ethnical differences for atopy and asthma deserve further attention. ..
  36. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial and ergonomic factors, and their relation to musculoskeletal complaints in the Swedish workforce
    Kurt Wahlstedt
    Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Akademiska Hospital and Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Int J Occup Saf Ergon 16:311-21. 2010
    ..35). No associations were found between iso-strain model and symptoms among males. In conclusion, iso-strain work situation was associated with neck symptoms among females, even when controlling for ergonomic factors...
  37. pmc Prevalence and co-occurrence of parentally reported possible asthma and allergic manifestations in pre-school children
    Kristina Bröms
    Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 13:764. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to make an in-depth analysis of the prevalence and co-occurrence in pre-school children of possible asthma and atopic manifestations...
  38. ncbi request reprint Associations among sick building syndrome, psychosocial factors, and personality traits
    Roma Runeson
    Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden
    Percept Mot Skills 100:747-59. 2005
    ..In conclusion, personality aspects seem to play an important role for reporting medical symptoms, work satisfaction, work stress, and climate of cooperation at work, but different personality aspects could be important in men and women...
  39. ncbi request reprint Tinnitus among airline pilots: prevalence and effects of age, flight experience, and other noise
    Torsten Lindgren
    Medical Sciences Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Uppsala University Hospital, SE 75185 Uppsala, Sweden
    Aviat Space Environ Med 80:112-6. 2009
    ..We studied tinnitus in a population of airline pilots to determine its prevalence and identify predictors...
  40. ncbi request reprint Projective drawings for assessing stress among subjects with medical symptoms compatible with sick building syndrome, and validation of a modified version of the Stress Load Index from the Drawing Personality Profile: a pilot study
    Roma Runeson
    Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden
    Percept Mot Skills 104:111-22. 2007
    ..05). In conclusion, a nonverbal projective drawing test detected sex differences which represent directions opposite to those with verbal methods. These need empirical assessment...
  41. doi request reprint Dampness and moulds in workplace buildings: associations with incidence and remission of sick building syndrome (SBS) and biomarkers of inflammation in a 10 year follow-up study
    Xin Zhang
    Research Center for Environmental Science and Engineering, Shanxi University, 030006, Taiyuan, China
    Sci Total Environ 430:75-81. 2012
    ..In general, dampness and moulds in the workplace building is associated with increased incidence and decreased remission of SBS, as well as increased bronchial responsiveness and eosinophilic inflammation...
  42. ncbi request reprint Pilot study of personality traits assessed by the Karolinska Scales of Personality (KSP) in asthma, atopy, and rhinitis
    Roma Runeson
    Uppsala University Hospital, SE 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden
    Percept Mot Skills 113:909-20. 2011
    ..The finding of such personality trait associations in persons with non-asthmatic atopy raises the question of a potential role of an emotional conflict in atopy and the role of personality in asthma, atopy, and rhinitis...
  43. pmc Effect of degree of urbanisation on age and sex-specific asthma prevalence in Swedish preschool children
    Kristina Bröms
    Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 9:303. 2009
    ..The purpose of this report was to estimate age and sex specific asthma prevalence in preschool children and to analyse the influence of possible demographic and geographic determinants...
  44. pmc Acute effects of a fungal volatile compound
    Robert Wålinder
    Department of Medical Sciences Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
    Environ Health Perspect 113:1775-8. 2005
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess the acute health effects of this compound in humans...
  45. ncbi request reprint Eating buckwheat cookies is associated with the reduction in serum levels of myeloperoxidase and cholesterol: a double blind crossover study in day-care centre staffs
    Gunilla Wieslander
    Department of Medical Science, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Uppsala University, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
    Tohoku J Exp Med 225:123-30. 2011
    ..In conclusion, intake of tartary buckwheat cookies with high level of the antioxidant rutin may reduce levels of MPO, an indicator of inflammation. Moreover, intake of both types of buckwheat cookies may lower cholesterol levels...