MCS/IEI and personal exposures of VOCS by job groups in construction worker

C. Chun, E. Kim, J. Park, K. Sung

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Abstract

A relation between new houses' high VOCs concentration with SBS and asthma has been a social issue in Korea now. However, people who are exposed to high concentration of chemical compounds from construction materials as well as occupants of new houses are the workers for construction business. Self reported symptom surveys and personal exposure concentration measurement research were conducted to three job groups of construction business such as Exterior Worker, Interior Worker, and Office Worker. As a result, the job group which is most highly exposed to taking VOCs concentration is Interior Worker followed by Office Worker and Exterior Worker. However, in self-reported symptoms suggestive o f MCS/IEI, office worker are relatively frequent in three job groups.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHB 2006 - Healthy Buildings
Subtitle of host publicationCreating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings
Pages225-228
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventHealthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006 - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 2006 Jun 42006 Jun 8

Publication series

NameHB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings
Volume1

Other

OtherHealthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006
CountryPortugal
CityLisboa
Period06/6/406/6/8

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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