DIYALA JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES,
Volume 10, Issue 4, Pages 174-184
AbstractThis study was conducted in Diyala province for the period between 1/10/2014 - /12 /2015 included urban areas and rural areas in transition, in order to identify the impact of the urban environment in sick building syndrome symptoms (SBS). The study included the distribution of a 150questionnaire randomly containing sex and a set of symptoms that indicate the presence of sick environment, by 50 for each form region.
The results of the current study demonstrated that the symptoms of SBS was clearer and more common in the majority of the population of the urban area while it was less common in the the middel region population and was very less common among residents of the rural area. The study noted the causes of urban influenced the SBS symptoms return to higher levels of gaseous pollutants resulting from the movement of means of transport and industrial facilities and extensive use of detergents, disinfectants and pesticides in enclosed spaces and the architectural design of the building does not take into account the conditions of adequate ventilation and building materials with a negative impact on the environment. As well as the lack of vegetation. The study noted that the female gender SBS symptoms and this is due to physiological reasons, it could be because of the tendency of women to stay indoors because of the nature of the work and homework.
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