A survey and critical review of the literature on indoor air quality, ventilation and health symptoms in schools

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A survey and critical review were undertaken of existing published literature and reports on indoor air quality (IAQ), ventilation, and IAQ- and building-related health problems in schools, including California schools. Over 450 relevant publications were obtained and reviewed, including papers published in the archival peer-reviewed scientific literature, proceedings of scientific meetings, government reports, 77 NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation Reports (HHER) and 70 reports on investigations of problem schools in California. Most of the reviewed literature was for complaint or problem schools. The types of health symptoms reported in schools were very similar to those defined as sick building syndrome (SBS) ... continued below

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Daisey, J.M. & Angell, W.J. March 1, 1998.

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  • Daisey, J.M. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Energy and Environment Div.
  • Angell, W.J. Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (United States)

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A survey and critical review were undertaken of existing published literature and reports on indoor air quality (IAQ), ventilation, and IAQ- and building-related health problems in schools, including California schools. Over 450 relevant publications were obtained and reviewed, including papers published in the archival peer-reviewed scientific literature, proceedings of scientific meetings, government reports, 77 NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation Reports (HHER) and 70 reports on investigations of problem schools in California. Most of the reviewed literature was for complaint or problem schools. The types of health symptoms reported in schools were very similar to those defined as sick building syndrome (SBS) symptoms, although this may be due, at least in part, to the type of health symptom questionnaires used. Some of the symptoms, e.g., wheezing, are indicative of asthma. In the studies in which complaint and noncomplaint buildings or areas were compared, complaint buildings generally had higher rates of health symptoms.

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  • Other: DE98054174
  • Report No.: LBNL--41517
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • DOI: 10.2172/291031 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 291031
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc688942

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Daisey, J.M. & Angell, W.J. A survey and critical review of the literature on indoor air quality, ventilation and health symptoms in schools, report, March 1, 1998; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc688942/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.