Air conditioned buildings increase risk of sickness

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 02 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:529
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Women who work in air conditioned offices are more than twice as likely to see an ear, nose, and throat specialist says new research.

    The research, based on nearly 1000 women in France, shows that those who worked in buildings with air conditioning systems also had more sickness absence.

    “Exposure to [these] systems was a strong and significant risk factor for otorhinolaryngologist attendance and sickness absence,” says a report of the research in the International Journal of Epidemiology (2004;33: 1-4).

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