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Effect of Germicidal Ultraviolet Light (GUV) Installed in the HVAC Systems on Environmental Conditions and Workers Health and Well Being.


PB2004105626

Publication Date 2002
Personal Author Menzies, D.; Milton, D.; Rand, T.; Hanley, J.; Popa, J.
Page Count 122
Abstract Microbial contamination in ventilation systems of modern office buildings has been documented to result in illness among workers. This study was conducted to test whether germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) irradiation of drip pans and cooling coils within ventilation systems of office buildings would reduce occupants' work-related symptoms.
Keywords
  • HAVC systems
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Office buildings
  • Contaminants
  • Data collection
  • Ventilation systems
  • Ultraviolet radiation
  • Health effects
  • Endotoxins
  • Germicidal ultraviolet light
  • Sick building syndrome
  • Microbial contamination
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Corporate Authors McGill Univ., Montreal (Quebec).; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 200424
Contract Number
  • NIOSH-5-R01-OH003693-02
Effect of Germicidal Ultraviolet Light (GUV) Installed in the HVAC Systems on Environmental Conditions and Workers Health and Well Being.
Effect of Germicidal Ultraviolet Light (GUV) Installed in the HVAC Systems on Environmental Conditions and Workers Health and Well Being.
PB2004105626

  • HAVC systems
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Office buildings
  • Contaminants
  • Data collection
  • Ventilation systems
  • Ultraviolet radiation
  • Health effects
  • Endotoxins
  • Germicidal ultraviolet light
  • Sick building syndrome
  • Microbial contamination
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • NIOSH-5-R01-OH003693-02
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