sick building syndrome


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sick building syndrome

A combination of symptoms—rashes, respiratory problems, fatigue, headaches—that appear when one is in a building or a portion of a building and diminish when one is away from the building.The symptoms cannot be traced to any single cause, but they typically manifest in office buildings and very rarely in residential properties. Contrast with a building-related illness, which can be traced to a particular source, such as Legionnaires'disease.

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As more research is conducted in this field, we're finding more efficient ways to assist our residents and to keep them safe from the dangers posed by phenomena such as sick building syndrome.
The World Health Organization has defined sick building syndrome as an excess of work-related irritations of the skin and mucous membranes and other symptoms, including headache, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating reported by workers in modern office buildings.
On this audio, Lisa & Ron Beres take listeners on a journey of identifying the specific problems/causes of the dreaded Sick Building Syndrome, which includes inadequate ventilation and chemical contaminates from indoor and outdoor sources.
Spectrally selective film, such as the type used in buildings at Stanford University, the University of Colorado at Boulder and the headquarters of the American Institute of Architects in Washington, DC transmits natural light while blocking the heat that can exacerbate out gassing, mold formation and sick building syndrome.
This report provides in depth information on the market for biocides used as agents in the control of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS).
The exact causes of sick building syndrome have yet to be determined, but formaldehyde, a suspected carcinogen frequently used in wallpaper glue, apparently contributes to headaches, dizziness and nausea.
Now that the organisms found in connection with sick building syndrome have been identified, we should be able to find them, eliminate them, and restore buildings to healthier conditions.
The absence of a marked discrepancy between internal and external air temperatures (the cooled air is only between five and six degrees lower in temperature than the external air) and the fact that the air (and the microbes it may contain) is not recycled, help to avoid potential sick building syndrome.
Previous research has tied sick building syndrome to poor ventilation and excessive amounts of volatile organic compounds, such as benzene, in the air, Hedge says.
The media has been scaring you for years with articles about Sick Building Syndrome (SBS).
The conference will tackle these issues with interactive workshops and presentations including Sick Building Syndrome, Building Related Illnesses, Green Buildings, Homeland Security, Legal Hazards and the Role of Liability Insurance, and New Technology to Aid Buildings from Being Infiltrated by Dangerous Radiation.
Symptoms such as confusion and memory problems are seen in a wide variety of clinical situations, ranging from neurotoxin exposure to sick building syndrome to emotional distress.