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Main Title Association of Personal and Workplace Characteristics with Health, Comfort and Odor: A Survey of 3948 Office Workers in Three Buildings.
Author Wallace, L. A. ; Nelson, C. J. ; Highsmith, R. ; Dunteman, G. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/237;
Stock Number PB94-174786
Additional Subjects Indoor air pollution ; Health surveys ; Industrial medicine ; Office buildings ; Occupational exposure ; Work environments ; Questionnaires ; Odors ; Comfort ; Ventilation ; Psychological effects ; Health status indicators ; Biostatistics ; Multivariate analysis ; US EPA ; Sick Building Syndrome ; Principal components analysis
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-174786 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
A questionnaire on health symptoms, workplace conditions, and perceived indoor air quality was administered to 3948 employees of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC in the winter of 1989. The main goal was to determine the personal or workplace characteristics associated with health symptoms. A principal components analysis of 32 health symptoms identified 12 health factors. The 12 health factors were regressed linearly on the 50-100 personal, workplace, and spatial characteristics identified from the questionnaire and building blueprints. Eleven variables were associated with multiple health factors. The main workplace variables were dust and glare. Personal characteristics of importance were mold allergies and sensitivity to chemicals. Two measures of stress - heavy workload and conflicting demands - were also associated with several health factors. (Copyright (c) Munksgaard 1993.)