Indoor Air Quality Assessment in Building M-55

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. IRC-IR-572
Physical description62 p.
SubjectAir quality
AbstractAn investigation of the air quality in this building was requested by the NRC Safety Officer. The main purpose of the investigation was to determine whether there is a health hazard to M-55 staff or visitors, and if so, to provide recommendations for correcting the problem. The events leading to this request included (1) a formal complaint of prolonged allergic reaction and decline in health by a staff member working on the first floor, and (2) several verbal complaints of headaches, eye irritations, and stuffy and uncomfortably dry air in the stacks area by the photocopying staff on the fifth and sixth floors. Since 1981, two ad hocstudies have been conducted to identlfy the causes of the complaints. As the results of these studies wereinconclusive, a thorough study was conducted to assess the air quality of this building.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-4828
NPARC number20358494
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Record created2012-07-20
Record modified2017-07-05
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