Is it the building, the occupant, or both? Using the QEESI© to investigate indoor air concerns

Tatjana T. Walker, Thomas J. Prihoda, Claudia S. Miller

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Abstract

Chemical Intolerance (CI) is a growing concern worldwide (Ashford et al., 1995). People with CI attribute multi-system symptoms to a wide variety of low-level chemical exposures. Building investigators need to be aware of this susceptible group, who serve as sentinels for indoor air quality problems. Despite assurances of safety after investigations or remediation, CI occupants may report continuing symptoms. Offering the Quick Environmental Exposure and Sensitivity Inventory (QEESI

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
Pages2496-2502
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2011Jun 10 2011

Publication series

Name12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
Volume3

Other

Other12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period6/5/116/10/11

Keywords

  • Chemical intolerance
  • Chemical sensitivity
  • Environmental research
  • Individual susceptibility
  • Low-level exposures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution

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