Field survey and statistics analysis on IAQ, building performance and occupant's health of 60 houses in Japan

Aki Nakamura, Hiroshi Yoshino, Mariko Yoshida, Koichi Ikeda, Atsuo Nozaki, Kazuhiko Kakuta, Sachiko Hojo, Hideaki Yoshino, Kentaro Amano, Satoshi Ishikawa

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Abstract

In order to determine the causes of SHS (Sick House Syndrome), a field survey on indoor air quality and occupants' health conditions was investigated in 60 houses in Japan. As a result, when houses that more than one occupant are "SHS" count as "Sick House" and houses there are no "SHS" count as "non-Sick House", based on analyses with t-test, the concentration of toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene, and TVOC in houses of "Sick House" is higher than "non-Sick House" (p<0.05). As to occupant's health, the most serious symptom was "airway/mucous" disorder such as eye irritation and coughing, followed by "skin" irritation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Built Environment
Pages535-540
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment, IAQVEC 2007 - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2007 Oct 282007 Oct 31

Publication series

NameIAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment
Volume1

Other

Other6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment, IAQVEC 2007
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period07/10/2807/10/31

Keywords

  • Carbonyl compounds and VOC
  • Field survey
  • Sick house syndrome (SHS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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