Field survey about IAQ and occupants' health of sick house: Long-term field survey about IAQ and occupants' health of 30 house in Miyagi

Hiroshi Yoshino, Aki Nakamura, Naoya Ando, Koichi Ikeda, Atsuo Nozaki, Kazuhiko Kakuta, Sachiko Hojo, Kentaro Amano

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Abstract

In order to make clear the relationship between the chemical substances concentration and symptom of sick house syndrome, an investigation of 30 sick houses in Japan has been done for 8 years. Chemical substance concentrations show a decrease as the building age increases. However, there are some houses where concentrations increase due to low air change rate, use of moth crystals for clothes and new furniture. Because there was the case where the improvement of indoor air quality has relieved occupant's symptoms, it must be important to take measures such as ventilation frequently, non use of chemical products or use of low chemical products in the long term to treat "SHS".

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)705-712
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering
Volume75
Issue number654
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug

Keywords

  • Field survey
  • Folow up study
  • Occupant's health
  • Sick House Syndrome
  • Statistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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