Airborne gram-negative bacteria and endotoxin in sick building syndrome. A study in Dutch governmental office buildings.

@article{Teeuw1994AirborneGB,
  title={Airborne gram-negative bacteria and endotoxin in sick building syndrome. A study in Dutch governmental office buildings.},
  author={K. Bart Teeuw and Christina M. J. E. Vandenbroucke-Grauls and J. C. Barendrecht Verhoef},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={154 20},
  pages={2339-45}
}
METHODS During a survey of building-related symptoms among 1355 employees working in 19 governmental office buildings in the Netherlands, we measured physical and chemical factors, airborne microorganisms, and endotoxin. Mechanically ventilated buildings were grouped as "healthy" or "sick" based on symptom prevalence (mean symptom prevalence < 15% or > or = 15%). We compared physical, chemical, and microbiological characteristics between mechanically ventilated and naturally ventilated… CONTINUE READING