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Title: 科学的エビデンスに基づく『新シックハウス症候群に関する相談と対策マニュアル(改訂新版)』を作成して
Other Titles: New Scientific Evidence-based Public Health Guidelines and Practical Manual for Prevention of Sick House Syndrome
Authors: 岸, 玲子1 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
吉野, 博2 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
荒木, 敦子3 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
西條, 泰明4 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
東, 賢一5 Browse this author
河合, 俊夫6 Browse this author
大和, 浩7 Browse this author
大澤, 元毅8 Browse this author
柴田, 英治9 Browse this author
田中, 正敏10 Browse this author
増地, あゆみ11 Browse this author
湊屋, 街子12 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
アイツバマイ, ゆふ13 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Authors(alt): Kishi, Reiko1
Yoshino, Hiroshi2
Araki, Atsuko3
Saijo, Yasuaki4
Azuma, Kenichi5
Kawai, Toshio6
Yamato, Hiroshi7
Osawa, Haruki8
Shibata, Eiji9
Tanaka, Masatoshi10
Masuchi, Ayumi11
Minatoya, Machiko12
Ait Bamai, Yu13
Keywords: sick building (house) syndrome
indoor air quality
aldehydes & VOC
evidence-based manual for prevention
Issue Date: 31-May-2018
Publisher: 日本衛生学会
Journal Title: 日本衛生学雑誌
Journal Title(alt): Japanese Journal of Hygiene
Volume: 73
Issue: 2
Start Page: 116
End Page: 129
Publisher DOI: 10.1265/jjh.73.116
PMID: 29848862
Abstract: Recently, we have published a book containing evidence-based public health guidelines and a practical manual for the prevention of sick house syndrome. The manual is available through the homepage of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare ( It is an almost completely revised version of the 2009 version. The coauthors are 13 specialists in environmental epidemiology, exposure sciences, architecture, and risk communication. Since the 1970s, health problems caused by indoor chemicals, biological pollution, poor temperature control, humidity, and others in office buildings have been recognized as sick building syndrome (SBS) in Western countries, but in Japan it was not until the 1990s that people living in new or renovated homes started to describe a variety of nonspecific subjective symptoms such as eye, nose, and throat irritation, headache, and general fatigue. These symptoms resembled SBS and were designated "sick house syndrome (SHS)." To determine the strategy for prevention of SHS, we conducted a nationwide epidemiological study in six cities from 2003-2013 by randomly sampling 5,709 newly built houses. As a result 1,479 residents in 425 households agreed to environmental monitoring for indoor aldehydes and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). After adjustment for possible risk factors, some VOCs and formaldehyde were dose-dependently shown to be significant risk factors. We also studied the dampness of the houses, fungi, allergies, and others. This book is fully based on the scientific evidence collected through these studies and other newly obtained information, especially from the aspect of architectural engineering. In addition to SHS, we included chapters on recent information about "multi-chemical sensitivity."
Description: ミニ特集 住環境における健康リスク要因とそのマネジメント
Type: article (author version)
Appears in Collections:環境健康科学研究教育センター (Center for Environmental and Health Sciences) > 雑誌発表論文等 (Peer-reviewed Journal Articles, etc)

Submitter: 荒木 敦子

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