Study on simple quantitative method such as sick house syndrome substance utilizing optical functional material

Research outline The standard method for measurement of formaldehyde in indoor air is complicated and time-consuming, so a simple measurement method that can be measured in a short time even in the field has been required. Therefore, in collaboration with universities and private enterprises, we developed a simplified method that makes concentration measurement on site…

Study on insect repellent and antiseptic etc. in indoor air

Research outline We investigated indoor air pollutants and changes in concentrations of houses using insecticides and preservatives. In addition, passive samplers for VOC measurement were evaluated by field test. Implementation status In the wooden house where high concentration (3800 μg / m 3) of paradichlorobenzene, an insecticide, was detected in indoor air, the change of…

Survey on indoor air environment in beauty shop (Collaboration with Fujisawa Health and Welfare Office) (2002 – 2003)

Research outline We surveyed the condition of indoor air in a beauty shop where many chemical substances are used on a daily basis. In addition, as aldehydes were detected from indoor air, we investigated sources such as influence of sprays. Implementation status Measurement of 11 aldehydes and 43 substances of VOC on 8 facility in…

Environment issues

In our surroundings, environmental problems on the global scale have been examined, and some countermeasures have been implemented. Our homes are incorporated in the social environment such as the national and local governments, the climate environment of the region, the economic and cultural environment of the city, and for health and safety, there is a…

Attention point of the builder side

Formaldehyde is highly concentrated in a sealed space with less ventilation. Baking out (volatilizing the chemical substances contained in the material by raising the temperature) may be difficult to see the effect on formaldehyde. Volatile organic compounds have been effective. As a comprehensive measure, do not use building materials containing formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds…

Health disorders caused by chemical substances

Chronic diseases include chronic fatigue syndrome, sick building syndrome, sick house syndrome, Persian Gulf Soldier syndrome, chemical sensitivity, instinctive environmental tolerance. Representative symptoms of sick building syndrome include symptoms of eye / throat / nose irritation, mucous membrane drying, erythema on the skin, urticaria, eczema, urticaria, tiredness, headaches, frequent occurrence of respiratory tract infections, susceptible…