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Evaluation of Indoor Air Quality at Four Fitness Facilities

by Newcomer, Derek A.

Abstract (Summary)
It is generally accepted among environment health and medical professionals alike, that poor ventilation as well as contaminated indoor air can lead to complaints from building occupants. The health effects of poor indoor air quality are dependent upon various factors, but are commonly described as symptoms similar to those experienced from cold and influenza viruses. Indoor air quality is of especial concern considering humans spend an average of 90 percent of their time in buildings. The purpose of the study was to assess and evaluate the variability of ultrafine particulate matter, O3, CO2, CO, Cl2, relative humidity, and temperature between building areas, time periods, and locations at four fitness facilities. Nonparametric data analysis indicated statistical differences of the chemical contaminants between locations, areas, and periods of time. The differences were noted in comparisons of locations to each other, as well as individual analysis of the location.
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School:University of Toledo Health Science Campus

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:indoor air quality fitness facilities iaq

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Date of Publication:01/01/2004

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