Total Volatile Organic Compound (TVOC) and Sick Building Syndroms (SBS) in old and new libraries / Asma Hani Hassan

Hassan, Asma Hani (2015) Total Volatile Organic Compound (TVOC) and Sick Building Syndroms (SBS) in old and new libraries / Asma Hani Hassan. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Introduction: TVOC are present in the atmosphere mainly as gases, and usually emitted from certain solids or liquids. TVOC are emitted from many types of product and usually use in daily activities and also in occupational activities. The exposure of some TVOC may cause short and long-term adverse health effects. Hence, the study had been conducted in two different library located in UiTM Puncak Alam and UiTM Shah Alam, The aim of the study is to investigate the relationship between Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) and Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) in two different libraries (old and new). Methodology: This is a cross-sectional comparative study conducted on 40 office workers have worked for at least four months, including males and females from both new and old buildings. A straight forward questionnaire had been used and the question taken from the Industry Code of Practice on Indoor Air Quality 2010, Questionnaires for Building Occupants is used. The data collected were analyzed by using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 18.0. Result: According to this study, it is clearly show that 71.4% respondents in new building exposed to TVOC were in age of 25 to 39 while for old building is 76.9 %. The results showed that there was statistically significant difference for association between exposure toward TVOC and the appearance of all symptoms which are headache, fatigue, drowsiness, nausea/vomiting, cough stuffy nose and horse dry throat since the p-value is less than 0.05 (<0.05). For the prevalence of SBS in PTAR Shah Alam, there are of 86 % librarian having sick building syndrome compared to 42.9% librarian in PTAR Puncak Alam and the different was statistically significant since p-value 0.000 (<0.05). Conclusion: There are association between old and new library with all of the symptoms. All of these associated symptoms have significant value.


Item Type: Student Project
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Hassan, Asma Hani
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RB Pathology > Clinical pathology. Laboratory technique
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Health Sciences
Keywords: Sick Building Syndroms (SBS)
Date: 2015
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