Sick building syndrome ?

Sick building syndrome (SBS) refers to a number of ailments that occur as a result of exposure to harmful chemical toxins at a home or work building.

The main conditions for experiencing Sick Building Syndrome are spending long periods of time in well-sealed, poorly ventilated buildings that contain indoor air toxins.

Some of the toxins that may be present in "sick" buildings include synthetic fibers in furniture and often formaldehyde used in manufacturing, dust mites, mold and mildew, cigarette smoke, VOCs, carpet and gasses released from fabric, to name only a few


Dangers of Sick Building Exposure

Symptoms of sick building syndrome can actually develop into a full-blown illness that is known to as building-related illness (BRI). To avoid suffering from BRI, it is important to be able to recognize the symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome and treat them quickly. One of the most problematic issues related to sick building syndrome is that, because its symptoms often appear unrelated, it often goes misdiagnosed and untreated. It's up to you to recognize the symptoms.

Sick Building Syndrome shows up as a set of ailments that flair up when you are in a specific building and generally pass after you leave the building.

Symptoms Related to Sick Building Syndrome:

Concentration Difficulties
Irritation of Eye, Nose & Throat

If you experience symptoms that are prolonged even beyond leaving the buildings, this may be an indication that you're suffering from the disease called Building Related Illness or BRI.

Symptoms Related to Building Related Illness:

Muscle Aches
Tightness in the chest

the World Health Organization reported that the materials used in up to 30% of newly-built buildings may cause acute illness in individuals residing in them for long periods of time.³ That means that,  all buildings were contaminated with harmful products! It is likely that this number will increase as the demand for housing rises.

Illustration of Sick Building Syndrome

Synthetic Insulation
Poor Air Circulation
Lack of Fresh Air
Paint Fumes
Synthetic Carpet Outgassing
Pet Dander
Toxic Household Cleaners
Fabric Outgassing
Natural Gas/CO2
Construction Materials
Bacteria From Toilet Bowl
Mold & Mildew
Lead or Toxic Paint
Carbon Monoxide
Oil & Gas Fumes






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