Association of exposure to ozone, formaldehyde, NO2 and terpenes with reported symptoms in office workers
(English)Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
A number of risk factors for “sick building syndrome” (SBS) are known, including poor ventilation, but the associated substances in the air that are removed by ventilation are unknown. In this study the exposure of office workers to formaldehyde, d-limonene, nitrogen dioxide, ozone and α-pinene at work and at home was measured during a working week. Data on symptoms were obtained by analyzing responses to a questionnaire and participants were divided into cases and controls. We found no significant differences in chemical exposure between cases and controls. However, correlations were found between a number of individual symptoms and exposure to specific substances or combinations of substances.
Sick building syndrome, Office; Formaldehyde; Nitrogen dioxide; Ozone
Environmental Health and Occupational Health
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-30634OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-30634DiVA: diva2:285104