Factor analysis of indoor air pollution and reporting sick building syndromes in air-conditioned office buildings

Pei Chih Wu, Yen Yi Li, Chun Chang Lee, Huey-Jen Su

研究成果: Conference contribution

摘要

Our study designed to examine associations between factors of indoor air pollutants and reporting sick building syndromes (SBS) from employees of large air-conditioned office buildings. Three hundred and twelve participants from eight office buildings have returned their questionnaires. By using principle component analysis, night indoor variables with "airborne" nature were then found clustered into 4 major components according to the loadings of these variables, explaining about 88% of the variance for individual variables of interest. Microbial contamination seemed to be associated with increasing risk of reporting irritating symptoms, especially for dry, itching skin, and fatigued eyes (OR=7.87 and 2.88), and increasing risk of reporting neurotoxic symptoms, such as unusual fatigue (OR= 3.90). Our findings suggest the immediate regulation of microbial contamination in indoor building environments, and further research is needed to explore the associations between high levels of microbial exposure and corresponding health implications.

原文English
主出版物標題10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
頁面284-289
頁數6
出版狀態Published - 2012 12月 1
事件10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
持續時間: 2012 7月 82012 7月 12

出版系列

名字10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
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Other

Other10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
國家/地區Australia
城市Brisbane, QLD
期間12-07-0812-07-12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 土木與結構工程

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