sick building syndrome
Summary: A group of symptoms that are two- to three-fold more common in those who work in large, energy-efficient buildings, associated with an increased frequency of headaches, lethargy, and dry skin. Clinical manifestations include hypersensitivity pneumonitis (ALVEOLITIS, EXTRINSIC ALLERGIC); allergic rhinitis (RHINITIS, ALLERGIC, PERENNIAL); ASTHMA; infections, skin eruptions, and mucous membrane irritation syndromes. Current usage tends to be less restrictive with regard to the type of building and delineation of complaints. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
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- Health effects of indoor fungal bioaerosol exposureFrederick Fung
Department of Occupational Medicine, Sharp Rees Stealy Medical Group, San Diego, California, USA
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 18:535-44. 2003..Additional studies are needed to document human exposure-disease and dose-response relationships...
- Indoor moisture and mold-related health problemsEckardt Johanning
Fungal Research Group Foundation, Inc 4 Executive Drive, Albany, New York 12203, USA
Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol 36:182-5. 2004..Proper recognition of microbial related health problems and the differential diagnosis of sick building syndrome (SBS) or building related illness (BRI) are important for early and effective exposure intervention, ..
- Sick building syndrome (SBS) and exposure to water-damaged buildings: time series study, clinical trial and mechanismsRitchie C Shoemaker
Chronic Fatigue Center, 500 Market Street, Suite 103, Pocomoke City, MD 21851, USA
Neurotoxicol Teratol 28:573-88. 2006..amplification often describe a syndrome involving multiple organ systems, commonly referred to as "sick building syndrome" (SBS), following chronic exposure to the indoor air...
- Building health: an epidemiological study of "sick building syndrome" in the Whitehall II studyA F Marmot
AMA, Linton House, London, UK
Occup Environ Med 63:283-9. 2006b>Sick building syndrome (SBS) is described as a group of symptoms attributed to the physical environment of specific buildings. Isolating particular environmental features responsible for the symptoms has proved difficult...
- Associations between indoor CO2 concentrations and sick building syndrome symptoms in U.S. office buildings: an analysis of the 1994-1996 BASE study dataM G Apte
Indoor Environment Department, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Indoor Air 10:246-57. 2000..indoor concentrations of air pollutants due, in part, to lower ventilation rates are a potential cause of sick building syndrome (SBS) symptoms in office workers...
- Sick building syndrome and perceived indoor environment in relation to energy saving by reduced ventilation flow during heating season: a 1 year intervention study in dwellingsK Engvall
Stockholm Office of Research and Statistics, Stockholm, Sweden
Indoor Air 15:120-6. 2005..The aim was to study if a 25-30% reduction of outdoor ventilation flow during heating season influenced sick building syndrome (SBS) and the perception of the indoor environment...
- Associations among sick building syndrome, psychosocial factors, and personality traitsRoma 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...
- Asthma symptoms in relation to building dampness and odour in older multifamily houses in StockholmK Engvall
Stockholm Office of Research and Statistics, Sweden
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 5:468-77. 2001..Exposure to odorous compounds from building dampness may be significant with respect to respiratory symptoms and possibly atopic sensitisation...
- Sick building syndrome in relation to air exchange rate, CO(2), room temperature and relative air humidity in university computer classrooms: an experimental studyDan 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...
- Studies of sick building syndrome. IV. MycotoxicosisYehudith Assoulin-Daya
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of California at Davis, 95616, USA
J Asthma 39:191-201. 2002..In this review we discuss selected aspects of the microbiology of mycotoxin-producing molds and their potential role in human immunopathology with respect to wet building environments...
- 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 studyXin Zhang
Research Center for Environmental Science and Engineering, Shanxi University, 030006, Taiyuan, China
Sci Total Environ 430:75-81. 2012..and indoor moulds in workplace buildings and selected biomarkers as well as incidence and remission of sick building syndrome (SBS)...
- Symptom definitions for SBS (sick building syndrome) in residential dwellingsBing Ling Wang
Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
Int J Hyg Environ Health 211:114-20. 2008The potential risk factors for sick building syndrome (SBS) in newly built dwellings were investigated...
- Environmental tobacco smoke exposure and overtime work as risk factors for sick building syndrome in JapanT Mizoue
Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
Am J Epidemiol 154:803-8. 2001b>Sick building syndrome (SBS) is an increasingly common health problem for workers in modern office buildings. It is characterized by irritation of mucous membranes and the skin and general malaise...
- The effects of outdoor air supply rate in an office on perceived air quality, sick building syndrome (SBS) symptoms and productivityP Wargocki
International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Indoor Air 10:222-36. 2000Perceived air quality, Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) symptoms and productivity were studied in a normally furnished office space (108 m3) ventilated with an outdoor airflow of 3, 10 or 30 L/s per person, corresponding to an air change rate ..
- Possible role of fungal hemolysins in sick building syndromeStephen J Vesper
U S Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development, National Exposure Research Laboratory 26 W M L King Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45268, USA
Adv Appl Microbiol 55:191-213. 2004
- Relationship between indoor chemical concentrations and subjective symptoms associated with sick building syndrome in newly built houses in JapanTomoko Takigawa
Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shikata cho, Kita ku, Japan
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 83:225-35. 2010This study explored possible associations between chemical substances and sick building syndrome (SBS)-type symptoms of residents living in new houses in Japan.
- Indoor environment in dwellings, asthma, allergies, and sick building syndrome in the Swedish population: a longitudinal cohort study from 1989 to 1997B Sahlberg
Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Uppsala University Hospital and Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:1211-8. 2009To investigate changes of sick building syndrome (SBS) and different types of indoor exposures at home over an 8-year follow-up period (1989-1997), and onset of SBS symptoms in relation to size of residence town and education level.
- Symptoms in relation to chemicals and dampness in newly built dwellingsY Saijo
Department of Public Heath, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Kita 15, Nishi 7, Kita ku, Sapporo, 060 8638, Japan
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 77:461-70. 2004..The aim of this study was to clarify whether symptoms in residents living in newly built dwellings were related to chemicals and dampness...
- Why do women suffer from sick building syndrome more often than men?--subjective higher sensitivity versus objective causesS Brasche
Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Institute of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, Department of Indoor Climatology Erfurt, Gustav Freytag Str 1, D 99096 Erfurt, Germany
Indoor Air 11:217-22. 2001Office workers often report so-called sick building syndrome (SBS) symptoms affecting the skin, mucous membranes and nervous system...
- Perceived air quality, sick building syndrome (SBS) symptoms and productivity in an office with two different pollution loadsP Wargocki
International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
Indoor Air 9:165-79. 1999Perceived air quality, Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) symptoms and productivity were studied in an existing office in which the air pollution level could be modified by introducing or removing a pollution source...
- A case of sick building syndrome in a Japanese office workerHiroko Nakazawa
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kansai Medical University, Fumizono cho, Moriguchi, Osaka 570 8506, Japan
Ind Health 43:341-5. 2005The adverse health effects caused by indoor air pollution are termed "sick building syndrome". We report such a patient whose symptoms appeared in the workplace...
- Relationship between sick building syndrome and indoor environmental factors in newly built Japanese dwellingsMakoto Takeda
Department of Public Health Science, Graduated School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, N15, W7, Kita ku, Sapporo, 060 8638, Japan
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:583-93. 2009..The aim of this study is to clarify which factors are related to sick building syndrome (SBS) in newly built dwellings at Hokkaido, Japan, through a comprehensive evaluation of the indoor ..
- The roles of Penicillium and Aspergillus in sick building syndromeChristopher J Schwab
Department of Microbiology and Immunology Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
Adv Appl Microbiol 55:215-38. 2004
- Dampness in buildings as a risk factor for health effects, EUROEXPO: a multidisciplinary review of the literature (1998-2000) on dampness and mite exposure in buildings and health effectsC G Bornehag
Swedish National Testing and Research Institute, Boras, Sweden
Indoor Air 14:243-57. 2004..A general conclusion from the work was that there is a strong need for multidisciplinary reviews in scientific journals of articles dealing with associations between indoor environmental factors and health effects...
- Studies on the role of fungi in Sick Building SyndromeDavid C Straus
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79430, USA
Arch Environ Health 58:475-8. 2003b>Sick Building Syndrome is a term used to describe symptoms in humans which result from problems with indoor air quality. Common complaints include dyspnea, flu-like symptoms, watering eyes, and allergic rhinitis...
- An update on sick building syndromeDan Norback
Department of Medical Science, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 9:55-9. 2009The 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.
- Sick Building Syndrome: is mould the cause?Abba I Terr
UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94108, USA
Med Mycol 47:S217-22. 2009..Non-specific irritation from moulds via the inhalation route is also a controversial subject that remains unproven. Published studies alleging an epidemiologic causal relationship are unconvincing...
- Respiratory inflammatory responses among occupants of a water-damaged office buildingM Akpinar-Elci
CDC NIOSH Division of Respiratory Diseases Studies, Morgantown, WV, USA
Indoor Air 18:125-30. 2008..Of the analyses assessed, EBC IL-8 showed the most significant relationship with a number of symptoms and physician-diagnosed asthma...
- Molds, mycotoxins, and sick building syndromeDavid C Straus
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
Toxicol Ind Health 25:617-35. 2009..work we have done since 2004 regarding the importance of molds and their mycotoxins in the phenomenon of sick building syndrome (SBS)...
- Effect of formaldehyde on the expression of adhesion molecules in nasal microvascular endothelial cells: the role of formaldehyde in the pathogenesis of sick building syndromeW J Kim
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Chiba University School of Medicine, 1 8 1 Inohana, Chuo Ku, Chiba City, Chiba 260 0856, Japan
Clin Exp Allergy 32:287-95. 2002Formaldehyde is associated with sick building syndrome (SBS), a set of diffuse and irritative symptoms predominantly involving the eyes and the respiratory tract. However, its pathophysiological mechanism in SBS has not yet been clarified.
- Sick building syndromeP S Burge
Occupational Lung Disease Unit, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
Occup Environ Med 61:185-90. 2004
- Possible sources of sick building syndrome in a Tennessee middle schoolC M Scheel
Department of Biology, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro 37132, USA
Arch Environ Health 56:413-7. 2001b>Sick Building Syndrome has been reported with increasing frequency during recent years. Buildings that have sustained water damage harbor various molds, some of which may be toxic...
- A time-series study of sick building syndrome: chronic, biotoxin-associated illness from exposure to water-damaged buildingsRitchie C Shoemaker
Chronic Fatigue Center, 500 Market Street, Suite 103, Pocomoke City, MD 21851, United States
Neurotoxicol Teratol 27:29-46. 2005..Such data will improve the assessment of human health risk from chronic exposure to WDBs...
- Office work exposures [corrected] and respiratory and sick building syndrome symptomsMaritta S Jaakkola
Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT UK
Occup Environ Med 64:178-84. 2007..between exposure to carbonless copy paper (CCP), paper dust, and fumes from photocopiers and printers (FPP), and the occurrence of sick building syndrome (SBS)-related symptoms, chronic respiratory symptoms and respiratory infections.
- Visual display terminal work and sick building syndrome--the role of psychosocial distress in the relationshipTatsuhiko Kubo
Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
J Occup Health 48:107-12. 2006The present study investigated the association between visual display terminal (VDT) work and sick building syndrome (SBS) and the role of psychosocial factors in the relationship...
- Were volatile organic compounds the inducing factors for subjective symptoms of employees working in newly constructed hospitals?Tomoko Takigawa
Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
Environ Toxicol 19:280-90. 2004..applied to select variables significantly associated with the subjective symptoms that can be induced by sick building syndrome. The results showed that subjective symptoms of deterioration in the skin, eye, ear, throat, chest, ..
- Bioaerosols and sick building syndrome: particles, inflammation, and allergyRobert J Laumbach
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA
Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 5:135-9. 2005b>Sick building syndrome is a poorly understood condition that can be vexing to clinicians and public health investigators alike. Concerns about possible causes have recently shifted to bioaerosols, especially indoor mold contamination...
- Pet keeping and dampness in the dwelling: associations with airway infections, symptoms, and physiological signs from the ocular and nasal mucosaJ V Bakke
Section for Occupational Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Kalfarveien, Bergen, Norway
Indoor Air 17:60-9. 2007..Dampness in the dwelling may have inflammatory effects on the airway mucosa, possibly mediated via increased infection proneness...
- Microbial cell wall agents and sick building syndromeRagnar Rylander
Department of Environmental Medicine University of Gothenburg Gothenburg, Sweden
Adv Appl Microbiol 55:139-54. 2004
- Sick building syndrome in relation to building dampness in multi-family residential buildings in StockholmK Engvall
Department of Medical Science/Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Uppsala University, Sweden
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 74:270-8. 2001OBJECTIVES: The aim was to study relationships between symptoms compatible with sick building syndrome (SBS) on one hand, and different indicators of building dampness in Swedish multi-family buildings on the other...
- A longitudinal study of environmental risk factors for subjective symptoms associated with sick building syndrome in new dwellingsTomoko Takigawa
Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, 700 8558 Okayama, Japan
Sci Total Environ 407:5223-8. 2009..environmental risk factors, including indoor chemicals, mold, and dust mite allergens, which could cause sick building syndrome (SBS)-type symptoms in new houses...
- Fungal contamination as a major contributor to sick building syndromeDe wei Li
P and K Microbiology Services, Inc, 1936 Olney Ave Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003, USA
Adv Appl Microbiol 55:31-112. 2004
- On the history of indoor air quality and healthJ Sundell
International Center for Indoor Environment and Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
Indoor Air 14:51-8. 2004..Cancer of the lungs is related to indoor radon and ETS exposure. Allergies, airway infections and sick building syndrome are associated with, e.g., "dampness", a low ventilation rate, and plasticizers...
- [11th WaBoLu interior meeting, May 17-19, 2004. Summary of the most important results]H J Moriske
FG Gesundheitsbezogene Exposition, Innenraumhygiene, Umweltbundesamt, Berlin
Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 47:1009-13. 2004
- Dampness in buildings and health (DBH): Report from an ongoing epidemiological investigation on the association between indoor environmental factors and health effects among children in SwedenC G Bornehag
Swedish National Testing and Research Institute, Sweden
Indoor Air 14:59-66. 2004..Finally, in a fourth phase, controlled experimental studies in climate chambers and in vitro tests regarding findings from DBH-Phase 2 are planned to be conducted during 2004-08...
- Impact of indoor air temperature and humidity in an office on perceived air quality, SBS symptoms and performanceL Fang
International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy, Technical University of Denmark
Indoor Air 14:74-81. 2004Perceived air quality (PAQ), sick building syndrome (SBS) symptoms and performance of office work were studied in a real office space at three levels of air temperature and humidity and two levels of ventilation rate (20 degrees C/40%, 23 ..
- Fungi and the indoor environment: their impact on human healthJ D Cooley
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79430, USA
Adv Appl Microbiol 55:1-30. 2004
- Moisture-problem buildings with molds causing work-related diseasesKari Reijula
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health Arinatie 3A, FIN 00370 Helsinki, Finland
Adv Appl Microbiol 55:175-89. 2004
- Fungicidal properties of Pinus sylvestris L. for improvement of air qualityOna Motiejūnaite
Vilnius Pedagogical University, Studentu 39, 08106 Vilnius, Lithuania
Medicina (Kaunas) 40:787-94. 2004b>Sick building syndrome is a term commonly used to describe the consequences of poor indoor air quality...
- Controversies regarding dampness and mold growth in homesJay M Portnoy
Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
Allergy Asthma Proc 28:257-8. 2007
- Airborne mycotoxins discovered in moldy buildingsPaul D Thacker
Environ Sci Technol 38:282A. 2004
- Proactive approaches for mold-free interior environmentsKatherine Warsco
Department of Interior Design and Merchandising, College of Human Ecology, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina 28858 4353, USA
Arch Environ Health 58:512-22. 2003..The authors present trade-offs between best practices for designing mold-free indoor environments (including considerations of cost, maintenance, and operation) and occupant comfort, health, and well-being...
- Risk factors in heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems for occupant symptoms in US office buildings: the US EPA BASE studyM J Mendell
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Indoor Environment Department, CA, USA
Indoor Air 18:301-16. 2008..6. Symptoms may be due to microbial exposures from poorly maintained ventilation systems and to greater levels of vehicular pollutants at air intakes nearer the ground level. Replication and explanation of these findings is needed...
- Outdoor ozone and building-related symptoms in the BASE studyM G Apte
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Indoor Air 18:156-70. 2008..If the observed associations are confirmed as causal, ventilation system ozone removal technologies could reduce UR BRS prevalence when higher ambient ozone levels are present...
- Excess dampness and mold growth in homes: an evidence-based review of the aeroirritant effect and its potential causesAndrew P Hope
Division of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California 92037, USA
Allergy Asthma Proc 28:262-70. 2007..These studies support the role of VOCs in contributing to the aeroirritant symptoms of occupants of damp and mold-contaminated homes...
- Passenger evaluation of the optimum balance between fresh air supply and humidity from 7-h exposures in a simulated aircraft cabinP Strøm-Tejsen
International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
Indoor Air 17:92-108. 2007..On the contrary, it intensified complaints of headache, dizziness, and claustrophobia, due to the increased level of contaminants...
- Indoor air pollution by 2-ethyl-1-hexanol in non-domestic buildings in Nagoya, JapanKiyoshi Sakai
Department of Environmental Health, Nagoya City Public Health Research Institute, 1 11 Hagiyama cho, Mizuho ku, Nagoya 467 8615, Japan
J Environ Monit 8:1122-8. 2006..Mechanical ventilation was effective in the temporary reduction of indoor 2-ethyl-1-hexanol level. These results suggest that the predominant source of 2-ethyl-1-hexanol was indoor areas...
- Preventing and responding to mold contaminationSteve Silicato
MARCOR Remediation, Inc, Hunt Valley, MD, USA
Occup Health Saf 75:128, 132-3. 2006
- Airborne fungal spores in a cross-sectional study of office buildingsDavid L MacIntosh
Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc, Newton, Massachusetts 02459, USA
J Occup Environ Hyg 3:379-89. 2006..The BASE study provides normative data on concentrations of fungal spores that can aid in identification of problematic levels of mold in buildings...
- [Sick building syndrome due to exposure to pentachlorophenol in the office: a case report]Tomasz Wittczak
Kliniki Chorób Zawodowych
Med Pr 57:21-4. 2006b>Sick building syndrome" (SBS) is a group of symptoms experienced by people working in various buildings...
- A nationwide study of indoor and outdoor environments in allergen avoidance and conventional daycare centers in SwedenK Broms
Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Indoor Air 16:227-35. 2006..0; P = 0.001), and washing of pillows/mattresses (OR = 2.74; P = 0.005) and curtains (OR = 9.07; P = 0.001). In conclusion, allergy avoidance daycare centers differ from other daycare centers, and may have better indoor environments...
- [Microbiological quality of indoor air at the School of Building and Environmental Engineering at Białystok University of Technology]Andrzej Butarewicz
Katedra Biologii Sanitarnej i Biotechnologii, Politechnika Białostocka, 15 351 Białystok, ul Wiejska 45E
Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig 56:199-206. 2005..Because of the students' and other workers' safety, monitoring of microbiological pollution of the indoor air must be done and existing emergency to improve the quality of the air must be lead...
- [Chemical sensitivity (CS)]Satoshi Ishikawa
Clinical Environmental Health Center, Kitasato Hospital, The Kitasato Institute
Nihon Rinsho 63:179-84. 2005
- Double blind placebo controlled exposure to molds: exposure system and clinical resultsH W Meyer
Epidemiological Research Unit, Clinic of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, H S Copenhagen University Hospital Bispebjerg, Copenhagen NV, Denmark
Indoor Air 15:73-80. 2005..However, a statistical type II error cannot be excluded because of the small sample size...
- Effects of moisture-damage repairs on microbial exposure and symptoms in schoolchildrenT Meklin
Department of Environmental Health, National Public Health Institute, Kuopio, Finland
Indoor Air 15:40-7. 2005..The change in the prevalence of symptoms in the reference schools was minor. The results suggest that increased symptom prevalence among schoolchildren in moisture-damaged schools can be managed with proper repair of the moisture damage...
- Molds in floor dust, building-related symptoms, and lung function among male and female schoolteachersN E Ebbehøj
Epidemiological Research Unit, Clinic of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, H S Copenhagen University Hospital, Bispebjerg, Copenhagen NV, Denmark
Indoor Air 15:7-16. 2005..None of the lung function tests performed in this study were associated with mold exposure, to the 'water damaged' vs. 'non-damaged' classification, or to the symptoms reported. IL-8 and ECP were not associated either...
- Concentrations of airborne culturable bacteria in 100 large US office buildings from the BASE studyF C Tsai
Environmental Health Laboratory Branch, California Department of Health Services, Richmond, CA 94804 6403, USA
Indoor Air 15:71-81. 2005..g. the 90th percentile, 175 CFU/m3) of these 100 representative buildings may serve as upper bounds to develop interpretation guidelines for office environments and similar non-manufacturing workplaces in various climate zones...
- Do you have sick building syndrome?Gwendolyn Edwards
Women s Services, Bayhealth Medical Center, Dover, DE, USA
Nursing 38:58-9. 2008
- Summary of the 5th International Conference on Bioaerosols, Fungi, Bacteria, Mycotoxins, and Human HealthKaye H Kilburn
Arch Environ Health 58:538-42. 2003..org/index.html>. For details on the research summarized herein, please contact the presenting authors via their e-mail addresses. This reference system should aid in the dissemination of information that is current but not yet published...
- Building characteristics, indoor air quality and recurrent wheezing in very young children (BAMSE)G Emenius
Department of Environmental Health, Stockholm County Council, Norrbacka, 3rd Floor, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
Indoor Air 14:34-42. 2004..Thus, improvements of the building quality may have potential to prevent infant wheezing...
- Nasal lavage biomarkers: effects of water damage and microbial growth in an office buildingR Wålinder
Department of Medical Sciences Occupational and Environmental Medicine Uppsala University, University Hospital, Sweden
Arch Environ Health 56:30-6. 2001..The results also support conclusions of earlier studies, indicating that building dampness is related to respiratory inflammation...
- Symptoms prevalence among office employees and associations to building characteristicsK Skyberg
National Institute of Occupational Health, Oslo, Norway
Indoor Air 13:246-52. 2003..5 (95%CI 1.1-2.0). A high ventilation flow or central ventilation unit filter EU7 vs. EU8 seemed to be associated with an increased risk of general symptoms. Absence of local temperature control increased the risk of mucosal symptoms...
- Ocular, nasal, dermal and respiratory symptoms in relation to heating, ventilation, energy conservation, and reconstruction of older multi-family housesK Engvall
Stockholm Office of Research and Statistics, Stockholm, Sweden
Indoor Air 13:206-11. 2003The aim was to study relationships between symptoms compatible with the sick building syndrome, type of heating and ventilation system, energy saving, and reconstruction in older dwellings...
- Moulds, moisture and microbial contamination of First Nations housing in British Columbia, CanadaR Lawrence
Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, 540-757 West Hastings, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3E6, Canada
Int J Circumpolar Health 60:150-6. 2001..Our experience suggests that substandard housing is a major contributor to poor health in First Nations communities...
- Air quality and well-being perception in subjects attending university libraries in Modena (Italy)E Righi
Department of Hygiene, Microbiology and Biostatistics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Sci Total Environ 286:41-50. 2002..This investigation was suggested by an increase in reported symptoms related to Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) observed in recent decades among people spending most of their time in various indoor environments, ..
- Indoor biological contaminants and symptoms of sick building syndrome in office buildings in MauritiusR Bholah
Department of Health and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius
Int J Environ Health Res 12:93-8. 2002This study was carried out to investigate possible relationship between bio-contaminants and symptoms of sick building syndrome among office workers in Mauritius...
- Association of ventilation system type with SBS symptoms in office workersO Seppanen
Laboratory of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland
Indoor Air 12:98-112. 2002..synthesis of current knowledge about the associations of ventilation system types in office buildings with sick building syndrome (SBS) symptoms and discusses potential explanations for the associations...
- Ventilation and health in non-industrial indoor environments: report from a European multidisciplinary scientific consensus meeting (EUROVEN)P Wargocki
Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Indoor Air 12:113-28. 2002..the group agreed that ventilation is strongly associated with comfort (perceived air quality) and health [Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) symptoms, inflammation, infections, asthma, allergy, short-term sick leave], and that an association ..
- Indoor particles and symptoms among office workers: results from a double-blind cross-over studyMark J Mendell
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Epidemiology 13:296-304. 2002..We studied the effects of removing small airborne particles in an office building without unusual contaminant sources or occupant complaints...
- Microbial contamination of indoor air due to leakages from crawl space: a field studyM Airaksinen
Laboratory of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, Helsinki University of Technology, HUT, Helsinki, Finland
Indoor Air 14:55-64. 2004..We conclude that a building with a crawl space and pressure difference over the base floor could be a potential risk for indoor air quality in the first floor apartments...
- Populations and determinants of airborne fungi in large office buildingsH Jasmine Chao
Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Environ Health Perspect 110:777-82. 2002..More studies are needed to correlate airborne fungi and occupants' health, controlling for seasonal effects and other important environmental factors...
- Creating mold-free buildings: a key to avoiding health effects of indoor moldsBruce M Small
Foundation for Independent Research on Technology, and Health, Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
Arch Environ Health 58:523-7. 2003....
- The way we build nowGeoffrey H Hutton
Hutton Rostron, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom
Arch Environ Health 58:505-11. 2003..Relevant factors should be explored, and their effects understood, so that solutions in building can be developed before the use of fossil fuels must be abandoned altogether...
- Variability of personal chemical exposure in eight office buildings in SwedenBo Glas
Dermatology and Venereology, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Sweden
J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 14:S49-57. 2004..These results also support the conclusion that in case-referent studies of "sick building syndrome" (SBS), referents to SBS cases can be randomised for building location.
- HVAC officemateJohn Manuel
Environ Health Perspect 112:A346. 2004
- Health symptoms caused by molds in a courthouseTang G Lee
Faculty of Environmental Design, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Arch Environ Health 58:442-6. 2003....
- [General environmental pollutants and passive smoking]R Meister
Marienkrankenhaus, , Asthma und Allergie, Bad Lippspringe
Pneumologie 44:378-86. 1990..Airtight sealing of buildings associated with reduced indoor ventilation results in novel health upsets ("sick building syndrome")...
- Chronic fatigue syndrome following a toxic exposureD Racciatti
Department of Infectious Diseases, G D Annunzio University, Chieti Scalo, Italy
Sci Total Environ 270:27-31. 2001..implicates the exposure to chemical and/or food toxins as precipitating factors: ciguatera poisoning, sick building syndrome, Gulf War syndrome, exposure to organochlorine pesticides, etc...
- Health hazards and electromagnetic fieldsT Saunders
Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery 9:191-7. 2003..stress can affect animals and plant life as well as human beings and significantly contributes to sick building syndrome (SBS)...
- Neurogenic inflammation and sensitivity to environmental chemicalsW J Meggs
Department of Emergency Medicine, East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, NC 27858
Environ Health Perspect 101:234-8. 1993..The sick building syndrome and multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome have been defined as clinical entities in which exposure to ..
- Molecular identification of environmental bacteria in indoor air in the domestic home: description of a new species of ExiguobacteriumIvan Yuan
Northern Ireland Public Health Laboratory, Department of Bacteriology, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Int J Environ Health Res 17:75-82. 2007..microorganisms is important due to its potential aetiological role in development of conditions such as Sick Building Syndrome. Hence, laboratory identification of bacteriological components in any bioaerosol from buildings may help ..
- The dichotomy of relative humidity on indoor air qualityPeder Wolkoff
Indoor Environment Group, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
Environ Int 33:850-7. 2007..mucous membranes, offices, ozone, pungency, sensory irritation, particles, precorneal tear film, sick building syndrome, stuffy air, and VOCs...
- Gene expression profiling in lung tissues from rats exposed to formaldehydeDonggeun Sul
Graduate School of Medicine, Korea University, Anamdong 5 Ka, Sungbukku, Seoul, 136 701, South Korea
Arch Toxicol 81:589-97. 2007..as a carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and one of the major factors causing sick building syndrome. In this study, we have investigated the effects of formaldehyde on mRNA expression in rat lung tissues by ..
- Cough: occupational and environmental considerations: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelinesSusan M Tarlo
Toronto Western Hospital, EW7 449, 399 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON, M5T 2S8 Canada
Chest 129:186S-196S. 2006..It also aims to indicate when such causes should be considered in a clinical setting, and a general approach to assessment and management...
- [Syndromes in environmental medicine: variants of somatoform disorders]G A Wiesmüller
Institut fur Hygiene und Umweltmedizin, Universitätsklinikums, RWTH Aachen
Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 69:175-88. 2001..medicine, like Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), Idiopathic Environmental Intolerances (IEI), Sick Building Syndrome (SBS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Candida Syndrome (CS), and Burnout Syndrome (BS), scientific ..
- Intercomparison of instruments used for safety and performance measurements of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation lampsNicholas G Reed
Laser Optical Radiation Program, US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland 21010, USA
J Occup Environ Hyg 6:289-97. 2009Public health concerns such as multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, bioterrorism, pandemic influenza, and sick building syndrome have brought about increased interest in the use of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) to prevent the ..
- [Subjective evaluation of the work environment quality in offices]Elzbieta Jankowska
Zakładu Zagrozeń Chemicznych i Pyłowych, Centralnego Instytutu Ochrony Pracy Państwowego Instytutu Badawczego w Warszawie
Med Pr 54:437-44. 2003Exposure to harmful and strenuous factors in offices lead to the sick building syndrome (SBS) with its various symptoms: fatigue, dyspnoea, decreased ability to concentrate, irritation of mucous membranes of eyes as well as of the upper ..
- Evidence of inadequate ventilation in portable classrooms: results of a pilot study in Los Angeles CountyD G Shendell
Environmental Sciences and Engineering Program, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Indoor Air 14:154-8. 2004..Future school studies should include integrated and continuous measurements of T, RH, and ventilation with appropriate tracer gas methods, and other airflow measures...
- Identification of formaldehyde-responsive genes by suppression subtractive hybridizationMin Ho Lee
College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University, Seoul 151 742, South Korea
Toxicology 243:224-35. 2008..Therefore, formaldehyde has been considered as the most prevalent cause of sick building syndrome, which has become a major social problem, especially in developing urban areas...
- Electromagnetic hypersensitivity: biological effects of dirty electricity with emphasis on diabetes and multiple sclerosisMagda Havas
Environmental and Resource Studies, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Electromagn Biol Med 25:259-68. 2006..Graham/Stetzer (GS) filters have been installed in schools with sick building syndrome and both staff and students reported improved health and more energy...
- Relationship between selected indoor volatile organic compounds, so-called microbial VOC, and the prevalence of mucous membrane symptoms in single family homesAtsuko Araki
Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Kita 15, Nishi 7, Kita ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060 8638, Japan
Sci Total Environ 408:2208-15. 2010..indoor MVOC levels in single family homes and to evaluate the relationship between exposure to them and sick building syndrome (SBS)...
- Destruction of Air-Borne Pathogenic BacteriaJAMES KITTRELL; Fiscal Year: 2002..abstract_text> ..
- Indoor Environment and Symptoms in Office BuildingMARK MENDELL; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Role of TRP Channels in Environmental Irritant-Induced HeadacheGERRY S contact OXFORD; Fiscal Year: 2010..responsible for the increased incidence of migraine as well as more recently described disorders such as Sick building syndrome (SBS) and Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS)...
- CHEMICAL SENSORY IRRITATION: CONTRAST WITH OLFACTIONJ Cometto Muniz; Fiscal Year: 2003..g., sick building syndrome) and occupational environments...
- CHEMICAL SENSORY IRRITATION: CONTRAST WITH OLFACTIONJ Cometto Muniz; Fiscal Year: 2007..g., sick building syndrome and occupational settings) and outdoors (e.g...
- CHEMICAL SENSORY IRRITATION: CONTRAST WITH OLFACTIONJ Enrique Cometto Muniz; Fiscal Year: 2010..g., sick building syndrome and occupational settings) and outdoors (e.g...
- Molecular Boundaries For Trigeminal Chemosensory ImpactJ Cometto Muniz; Fiscal Year: 2003..e., irritation) and eye irritation, two frequently mentioned adverse symptoms arising from indoor (e.g., sick building syndrome) and occupational environments...
- Molecular Boundaries For Trigeminal Chemosensory ImpactJ Cometto Muniz; Fiscal Year: 2006..e., irritation) and eye irritation, two frequently mentioned adverse symptoms arising from indoor (e.g., sick building syndrome) and occupational environments...
- INDIVIDUAL FACTORS IN NASAL IRRITANT SENSITIVITYDennis Shusterman; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- Lead Exposure, HPA Axis Dysfunction, and Blood Pressure: Hypertension RiskNancy Fiedler; Fiscal Year: 2007....
- Sunshine Education and Research CenterStuart Brooks; Fiscal Year: 2007....
- Mechanisms of Responses to Diesel Exhaust and StressRobert Laumbach; Fiscal Year: 2007..The experimental studies will contribute to elucidating mechanisms underlying CV effects of PM. ..
- Solvent Exposure: Functional Imaging and BehaviorNancy Fiedler; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..