Sick building syndrome: survey findings of libraries in Great Britain

Anne Morris (Lecturer at the Department of Information and Library Studies, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK)
Peter Dennison (Inter‐Library Loans Supervisor, BPLES London, UK.)

Library Management

ISSN: 0143-5124

Publication date: 1 May 1995

Abstract

Sick building syndrome is recognized by the World Health Organization. It is characterized by employees suffering from a range of symptoms which are associated with being in a particular building and are relieved by leaving it or staying away. Discusses the results of a survey which examined the extent and possible causes of sick building syndrome in libraries. Questionnaires were sent to all academic libraries in Great Britain together with a sample of public libraries. The evidence suggests that sick building syndrome exists in libraries and that air‐conditioned libraries are more likely to be affected than those which are naturally ventilated.

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Morris, A. and Dennison, P. (1995), "Sick building syndrome: survey findings of libraries in Great Britain", Library Management, Vol. 16 No. 3, pp. 34-42. https://doi.org/10.1108/01435129510083053

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MCB UP Ltd

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