There is a new concept coming now a days as the sick building syndrome (SBS) it is the ailment caused by the modern atmosphere and is related to our air tight energy efficient homes.
The SBS is the situation in which the inhabitant of a building experience some health problems that are directly related to the building environment. This feeling of health problems resulted into the sickness and also productivity losses to the people working in them.
These building environments is due to absence of proper ventilation, presence of chemical contaminants like VOC’s, formaldehyde, paints and sprays, room fresheners used etc. from indoor or outdoor sources and also the biological contaminants like molds and mildews, bacteria and fungus etc.
Many volatile organic compounds VOC’s, are called as chemical contaminants, can cause side effects on the residents of a building.
ORIGIN OF SBS:
Poor ventilation– The unpleasant smells and moisture, is not going into outside air, and this it keeps interior of building not circulated and stagnation of the indoor air happened.
Poor IAQ – The poor ventilation, heating and air-conditioning systems, dampness and moisture damage due to leaks, overflow or high humidity. Various inhabitants activities, such as construction or remodelling or Indoor and outdoor contaminated air can cause poor IAQ.
Using volatile organic compounds, including formaldehyde, cleaning products, and manufactured plastic and wood products
External contaminants – outside air entering a building
Recycling of the building’s own exhaust back in through poorly positioned vents/windows.
SIGNALS AND INDICATIONS OF SBS:
- Headache and Nausea
- Muscle pain (aching muscles or joints,pain or stiffness in upper back, pain or stiffness in lower back,pain or numbness in shoulder/ neck, pain or numbness in hands or wrists)
- Dry Skin
- Eye problems (dry, itching, tearing or sore eyes, blurry vision, burning eyes, problems with contact lenses)
- Nasal Congestion (runny/stuffy nose, sinus congestion, sneezing)
- Chest Congestion (wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness)
- Throat problems ( sore throat, hoarseness, dry throat)
- Fatigue (unusual tiredness, sleepiness, or drowsiness)
- Chills and fever
To AVOID SBS use Indoor Air Purifiers:
There are few ways to avoid SBS completely are to design and construct a building with good indoor air quality at the time of planning a building.
Use of low emitting building materials, proper location of outlet and much more.
For already constructed building we recommend opening the windows/doors for an hour or so to circulate/ventilate the indoors with the outside air.
The solution for the better indoor air quality is suggested by professionals by knowing the type of contaminants is use of Air Purifiers used and attached with several types of Filters like HEPA, ESP, UV , activated carbon filter, pre filters and ionizers. This treatments of use of air purifiers source of the contaminant, removes improved ventilation and improving the ventilation of rooms of building also.
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