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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. ;Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher cJun 92
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/123;
Stock Number PB94-158763
Additional Subjects Office buildings ; Indoor air pollution ; Occupational safety and health ; Reprint ; Work environments ; Health effects ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Irritants ; Odors ; Comfort ; Fungi ; Dust ; Occupational exposure ; Sensitivity ; Principal component analysis ; Environmental surveys ; Sick building syndrome
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-158763 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 09/01/1994
Collation 14p
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. Each factor was generally associated with a particular body system (eyes, nose, throat, chest, central nervous system, etc.). The 12 health factors were regressed linearly on the 50-100 personal, workplace, and spatial characteristics identified from the questionnaire and building blueprints. Significant variables (p < 0.01) were included in a second logistic regression to determine a final model.