Field survey on IAQ and occupants' health in sick houses: Field survey on 62 houses in Miyagi prefecture

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

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Abstract

In order to make clear the relationship the chemical substances concentration and symptom of sick house syndrome, an investigation of 62 houses in Japan has been done for 9 years. The results showed that the indoor air of many sick houses was polluted with high carbonyl compounds and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) concentrations exceeded the criterions of Japan Standard. In addition, high concentration was found not only in the houses which were just built or renovated, but also in the houses with well-air-tightened and low air change rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)803-809
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering
Volume74
Issue number641
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul

Keywords

  • Field survey
  • Formaldehyde
  • Occupant's health
  • Sick house syndrome
  • Statistician
  • VOC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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