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Respiratory health problems among library staffs at Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka : indoor air quality perspective

Nik Nur Faraheda , Nik Zulkifli (2015) Respiratory health problems among library staffs at Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka : indoor air quality perspective. Project Report. UTeM. (Submitted)

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This research entitled Respiratory Health Problems Among Library Staffs at Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka: Indoor Air Quality Perspective is a study carried out to determine the prevalence of respiratory health problem among the staff at the library due to poor indoor air quality (IAQ). Respiratory problems could be faced by the staffs who spend almost eight hours a day in the office, if the IAQ is not mantain at a good condition. The main purpose of this research is to determine the relationship between general respiratory health symptoms (RHS) among staffs and the IAQ status caused by VAC system in the Main Library, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka. The data that is used to relate the respiratory health and IAQ is obtained using two methods, which is by distributing self- administered questionnaires and through IAQ parameter measurement around the working area. The parameters that have been measured are room temperature, level of Carbon Dioxide (CO2), concentration of particulate matter (PM2.5) and the air velocity. Both methods were conducted by referring the Industrial Code of Practice IAQ 2010 by DOSH Malaysia. The results showed that the air velocity and temperature in all three floors are significant (p< 0.005) respectively. Both specific parameters during the research period are not comply with the ICOP IAQ 2010 standard. Both concentration of PM2.5 and CO2 concentrations were also tested by comparing with the three levels. Both PM2.5 and CO2 concentrations at all sites does not exceed the recommended value. The most prevalence respiratory symptom that occurs is flu (42.6%) for all sampling location while the highest compalains for all the symptoms came from occupants in the first floor (22.2%). From this research, it is hope that some new valuable information and valid data about the relationship between IAQ and respiratory health can be obtained.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: indoor air pollution, air quality management, buildings
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Library > Projek Sarjana Muda > FTK
Depositing User: Noor Rahman Jamiah Jalil
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2016 02:24
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2016 02:24

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