Sick building syndrome


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Sick building syndrome

A human health condition in which infections linger, caused by exposure to contaminants within a building as a result of poor ventilation. A sick building is one whose occupants experience acute health and/or comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent inside, but where no specific illness or cause can be identified. Complaints may be localized in a particular room or zone or may be spread throughout the building and may abate on leaving the building.
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Marcia Sawnor, "Avoiding Sick Building Syndrome," June 1995, December 13, 2000 <http://www.
Unfortunately with sick system syndrome, unlike sick building syndrome, we often fail to see the source of the problem and instead try to patch up the symptoms.
Personal injury claims resulting from indoor air pollution are divided into three categories: sick building syndrome, building related illness, and multiple chemical sensitivity.
However, be aware that the causes of sick building syndrome remain elusive.
It is needed to protect people at workplaces and residencies from germs and Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) that is caused by poor indoor air quality," said Michael Holbert, President of Cleancoating.
There's so much evidence that shows the negative impacts of sick building syndrome, from decreased employee productivity to diminished occupant health," says Freeman.
Air conditioner and other home appliance makers are expanding their business by selling air filters and purifiers as the number of people suffering from sick building syndrome increases.
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Japanese researchers have developed a new construction material that uses wood charcoal to absorb chemical substances and odors thought to be linked to sick building syndrome (SBS), they said Monday.
Sick building syndrome refers to transient health problems caused by conditions occurring inside a structure.
Beside saving electricity, avoidance of air conditioning reduces capital outlay on mechanical services, and it sidesteps the bacterial problems known as sick building syndrome.
The conclusion is that low frequency magnetic fields account for over a third of so-called sick building syndrome.