Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelSecondary
AuthorIossifova YY
Study Year2011
CountryUSA
Molecular Weight of AgentN/A
Agent CategoryVarious
Specific AgentDampness in an office building, Indoor environmental quality (IEQ)
Occupation Office Workers
Outcome/DiagnosisOccupational respiratory health
Activity Intervention Remediation of a water-damaged office building. Relocation to other buildings or within the building.
Participation Rate97 office workers participated in both surveys in 2002 and 2005.
Intervention EffectivenessFor Remediation intervention without relocation:
  • There was no overall improvement in respiratory health and pulmonary function from 2002 to 2005 among office workers in a building with ongoing incomplete remediation
For Relocation intervention:
  • Relocated respiratory cases had a significant decrease in their medication use scal
  • Relocated respiratory cases also showed significantly decreased lung function from 2002 to 200
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