Prevalencia del síndrome del edificio enfermo en trabajadores de la industria manufacturera

Eucaris del Carmen Agüero Corzo, Roberto Carlos Dávila Morán, Carlos Enrique Guanilo Paredes, José Leonor Ruiz Nizama, Leonardo Velarde Dávila, Domingo Zapana Diaz, Justiniano Felix Palomino Quispe

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Sick building syndrome refers to a set of general mucosal (ocular and/or respiratory) and skin symptoms presented by occupants of buildings with poor environmental quality, exposing their occupants to physical, mechanical, chemical, biological and psychosocial, which can negatively affect the health and productivity of people. In order to determine the frequency of the symptoms of the occupants of a manufacturing industry in Peru, a cross-sectional study was carried out, applying to 237 workers, stratified by work areas, the questionnaire suggested by the National Institute of Hygiene and Safety at Work, in addition to to evaluate the environmental condition by determining cultivable and countable bioaerosols. The results showed a prevalence greater than 20% in symptoms such as: dry eyes and throat, itchy throat, nasal congestion, headache and general weakness. 164 samples of bioaerosols were taken, quantified and characterized, the microorganisms found with the highest percentage were Aspergillus sp. 54.68% (68) in the administrative area, while in the production and storage areas, Penicillium sp. with 87.10% (108) and 62.21% (77) respectively. Other genera found in higher percentages in the three areas were: Trichoderma, Acremonium, Monilia, Cladosporium, among others. The findings correlate with what has been reported in various investigations, the presence of these fungi suggests that there is an inadequate environmental quality and, together with the prevalence obtained in terms of symptoms, the building under study can be classified with the Sick Building Syndrome.

Título traducido de la contribuciónPrevalence of sick building syndrome in manufacturing industry workers
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)47-54
PublicaciónBoletin de Malariologia y Salud Ambiental
EstadoIndizado - 2022
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Palabras clave

  • Bioaerosols
  • Environmental quality
  • Fungi
  • Sick building syndrome


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