Sick Building Syndrome

Sick Building Syndrome

Sick building syndrome (SBS)

SBS is a term used to describe a building in which the occupants experience a range of symptoms causing discomfort and a sense of being unwell, rather than specific illnesses. Such buildings are often modern offices with mechanical ventilation or air conditioning.

SSB is a complex problem and much of the evidence for it is inconclusive and circumstantial as there appear to be both physical and psychological. The range of symptoms include: eye, nose and throat irritation, sensitisation of mucus membranes and skin, skin rash, headaches, high frequency of infection and coughs, hoarseness, wheezing, itching, and unspecified hypersensitivity, nausea and dizziness.

First Aid for SSB

Although it is possible to say fo sure a solution can be found. A few simple tests and a short investigation can often solve the problem or rule out a major problem. A little like first aid with a real illness, making the individuals feel safe and allowing the body to heal itself. Subsequently further in-depth investigations may be required, but not always.

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