Respiratory Morbidity in Office Workers in a Water-Damaged Building

Allergies and Mold

Occupancy of the water-damaged building was associated with onset and exacerbation of respiratory conditions, confirmed by objective medical tests.  The morbidity and lost work time burdened both employees and employers.  This study was conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) scientists and an outside colleague and published in the April 2005 issue of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

This research introduced more evidence that water damage contributing to mold and other microbial growth can negatively affect employees’ respiratory health and business productivity.

Source:  Environmental Health Perspectives • VOLUME 113 | NUMBER 4 | April 2005

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