Is Occurrence Of Sick Building Syndrome A Possibility In The Dissection Hall?

Sick Building Syndrome in dissection hall?

  • Dr. Dipak Kumar Dhar Assistant Professor, Dept. Of Physiology,Himalayan Institute Of Medical Sciences, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Jolly Grant, Dehradun
  • Dr. Ritik Arora MBBS Student, Himalayan Institute Of Medical Sciences, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Jolly Grant, Dehradun
  • Dr. Sudeepa Chaudhuri Retd. Professor And Head, Dept. Of Physiology, Rohilkhand Medical College And Hospital, Bareilly, Retd. Senior Faculty Of Physiology, Govt. Of Assam And Govt. Of Tripura
Keywords: Sick Building Syndrome, Sick House Syndrome, medical students, dissection hall, formaldehyde

Abstract

“Sick building syndrome” (SBS) refers to a condition where people working in a building experience a constellation of non-specific mucosal, skin, and general symptoms that are temporally related to their occupancy in the particular building and which usually disappear once the duration of work is over and they leave the confines of the building. Formaldehyde is a volatile organic compound which has been substantially implicated in its genesis in numerous studies. The gross anatomy dissection hall in medical colleges provides a space where there is considerable amount of formaldehyde emission from the formalin-embalmed cadavers. Added to this are factors such as crowding, humidity and psychosocial demands of the new lifestyle. The present article intends to review the current understanding of this entity and provide insight into whether it is possible that medical students, teachers and staff could actually be suffering from sick building syndrome in the time spent in the dissection hall.[D D Natl J Integr Res Med, 2020; 11(4):66-71]

Published
2020-09-01
How to Cite
Dr. Dipak Kumar Dhar, Dr. Ritik Arora, & Dr. Sudeepa Chaudhuri. (2020). Is Occurrence Of Sick Building Syndrome A Possibility In The Dissection Hall? Sick Building Syndrome in dissection hall?. National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, 11(4), 66-71. Retrieved from http://nicpd.ac.in/ojs-/index.php/njirm/article/view/2860
Section
Review Article