A group of symptoms that are two- to three-fold more common in those who work in large, energy-efficient buildings, associated with an increased frequency of headaches, lethargy, and dry skin. Clinical manifestations include hypersensitivity pneumonitis (ALVEOLITIS, EXTRINSIC ALLERGIC); allergic rhinitis (RHINITIS, ALLERGIC, PERENNIAL); ASTHMA; infections, skin eruptions, and mucous membrane irritation syndromes. Current usage tends to be less restrictive with regard to the type of building and delineation of complaints. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Supplying a building or house, their rooms and corridors, with fresh air. The controlling of the environment thus may be in public or domestic sites and in medical or non-medical locales. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Reproduction of data in a new location or other destination, leaving the source data unchanged, although the physical form of the result may differ from that of the source.
The maintenance of certain aspects of the environment within a defined space to facilitate the function of that space; aspects controlled include air temperature and motion, radiant heat level, moisture, and concentration of pollutants such as dust, microorganisms, and gases. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Standards or regulations for construction which are designed to ensure safety against electrical hazards, fires, etc.
The contamination of indoor air.
Input/output devices designed to receive data in an environment associated with the job to be performed, and capable of transmitting entries to, and obtaining output from, the system of which it is a part. (Computer Dictionary, 4th ed.)
An acquired disorder characterized by recurrent symptoms, referable to multiple organ systems, occurring in response to demonstrable exposure to many chemically unrelated compounds at doses below those established in the general population to cause harmful effects. (Cullen MR. The worker with multiple chemical sensitivities: an overview. Occup Med 1987;2(4):655-61)
Diseases caused by factors involved in one's employment.

Germicidal ultraviolet irradiation in air conditioning systems: effect on office worker health and wellbeing: a pilot study. (1/57)

OBJECTIVES: The indoor environment of modern office buildings represents a new ecosystem that has been created totally by humans. Bacteria and fungi may contaminate this indoor environment, including the ventilation systems themselves, which in turn may result in adverse health effects. The objectives of this study were to test whether installation and operation of germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) lights in central ventilation systems would be feasible, without adverse effects, undetected by building occupants, and effective in eliminating microbial contamination. METHODS: GUV lights were installed in the ventilation systems serving three floors of an office building, and were turned on and off during a total of four alternating 3 week blocks. Workers reported their environmental satisfaction, symptoms, as well as sickness absence, without knowledge of whether GUV lights were on or off. The indoor environment was measured in detail including airborne and surface bacteria and fungi. RESULTS: Airborne bacteria and fungi were not significantly different whether GUV lights were on or off, but were virtually eliminated from the surfaces of the ventilation system after 3 weeks of operation of GUV light. Of the other environmental variables measured, only total airborne particulates were significantly different under the two experimental conditions--higher with GUV lights on than off. Of 113 eligible workers, 104 (87%) participated; their environmental satisfaction ratings were not different whether GUV lights were on or off. Headache, difficulty concentrating, and eye irritation occurred less often with GUV lights on whereas skin rash or irritation was more common. Overall, the average number of work related symptoms reported was 1.1 with GUV lights off compared with 0.9 with GUV lights on. CONCLUSION: Installation and operation of GUV lights in central heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems of office buildings is feasible, cannot be detected by workers, and does not seem to result in any adverse effects.  (+info)

Visual analogue scales for detecting changes in symptoms of the sick building syndrome in an intervention study. (2/57)

OBJECTIVES: This study tested questionnaires using visual analogue scales (VAS) in a cleaning intervention study and attempted to find a simple way of analyzing the replies to the questionnaires. METHODS: A VAS questionnaire made up of 26 questions was developed and marked once a week for 28 weeks by the room occupants in 3 buildings. A total of 1248 questionnaires was used in the analysis of the results. A simple model based on the differences between a person's average responses during 2 different periods was used in the analysis. RESULTS: No clear effect of the cleaning was found. Several significant correlations between different questions were established. Estimates for the design of future studies are given. CONCLUSIONS: The VAS questionnaire proved to be feasible for this type of study. It is suggested that each intervention period should last 4 weeks if the questionnaire is used once a week. However, the length of the period also depends on the expected latency of the symptoms, on how long it takes for environmental conditions to be affected by the intervention, and on how quickly conditions return to "normal" during control periods.  (+info)

Reactions of healthy persons and persons suffering from allergic rhinitis when exposed to office dust. (3/57)

OBJECTIVES: Reactions to airborne office dust among healthy subjects and subjects suffering from allergic rhinitis were investigated. METHODS: Twelve healthy and 11 subjects suffering from allergic rhinitis were exposed to clean air [17 (SD 2) microg/m3] and office dust [439 (SD 68) microg/m3] for 245 minutes. The effect measurements included subjective sensations (questionnaire and potentiometer ratings), mood scale, peak flow, bronchial provocation with histamine using forced expiratory volume in 1 second as the effect measure, nasal mucosal swelling, tear film stability, epithelial damage, foam formation in the eye canthus, threshold for eye irritation with carbon dioxide, eye redness, cellular content of conjunctival fluid, and an addition test for distraction. As many investigations were made and as many statistical analyses (including subgroup analyses) were carried out, the risk of mass significance appeared. This problem was dealt with using the Bonferroni correction for multiple significance tests. RESULTS: The mean ratings of the potentiometer were higher (the subjects showed more irritation) during the dust exposure. The objective investigations showed only indications of effects of dust exposure, and some of the indications were in biologically unexplainable directions. No difference in the reactions to dust was observed between the healthy subjects and the subjects suffering from allergic rhinitis. CONCLUSIONS: Dust does not seem to have objective or subjective effects on humans, as only indications of dust effects were found. Subjects suffering from allergic rhinitis do not appear to be a risk group in relation to dust exposure.  (+info)

Office equipment and supplies: a modern occupational health concern? (4/57)

The Helsinki Office Environment Study, a population-based cross-sectional study was carried out in Finland in 1991 among 2,678 workers in 41 randomly selected office buildings. The aim was to evaluate the relations between work with office equipment and supplies and the occurrence of eye, nasopharyngeal, skin, and general symptoms (often denoted as sick building syndrome (SBS)), chronic respiratory symptoms, and respiratory infections. Work with self-copying paper was significantly related to weekly work-related eye, nasopharyngeal, and skin symptoms, headache and lethargy, as well as to the occurrence of wheezing, cough, mucus production, sinusitis, and acute bronchitis. Photocopying was related to nasal irritation, and video display terminal work to eye symptoms, headache, and lethargy.  (+info)

An animal model for allergic penicilliosis induced by the intranasal instillation of viable Penicillium chrysogenum conidia. (5/57)

BACKGROUND: A study was undertaken to determine the consequences of long term intranasal instillation of Penicillium chrysogenum propagules in a mouse model. METHODS: C57 Black/6 mice were inoculated intranasally each week for six weeks with 10(4) viable and non-viable P chrysogenum conidia. Cytokine levels and cellular responses in these animals were then measured. RESULTS: Compared with controls, mice inoculated intranasally each week for six weeks with 10(4) P chrysogenum conidia (average viability 25%) produced significantly more total serum IgE (mean difference 1823.11, lower and upper 95% confidence intervals (CI) 539.09 to 3107.13), peripheral eosinophils (mean difference 5.11, 95% CI 2.24 to 7.99), and airway eosinophilia (rank difference 11.33, 95% CI 9.0 to 20.0). With the exception of airway neutrophilia (mean difference 20.89, 95% CI 3.72 to 38.06), mice inoculated intranasally with 10(4) non-viable conidia did not show significant changes in total serum IgE, peripheral or airway eosinophils. However, when compared with controls, this group (10(4) non-viable) had a significant increase in total serum IgG(2a) (mean difference 1990.56, 95% CI 790.48 to 3190.63) and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid levels of interferon (IFN)-gamma (mean difference 274.72, 95% CI 245.26 to 304.19). In addition, lung lavages from mice inoculated intranasally with 10(4) viable P chrysogenum conidia had significantly increased levels of interleukin (IL)-4 (mean difference 285.28, 95% CI 108.73 to 461.82) and IL-5 (mean difference 16.61, 95% CI 11.23 to 21.99). The IgG(2a)/IgE ratio and the IFN-gamma/IL-4 ratio was lower in the group of mice inoculated intranasally with 10(4) viable conidia than in the 10(4) non-viable conidia group and the controls. When proteins were extracted from P chrysogenum conidia, attached to microtitre plates and incubated with serum from the 10(4) viable group, significant increases in conidia-specific IgE and IgG(1) were observed compared with controls, while serum from the 10(4) non-viable group was similar to controls. CONCLUSIONS: These data suggest that long term inhalation of viable P chrysogenum propagules induces type 2 T helper cell mediated (Th2) inflammatory responses such as increases in total and conidia-specific serum IgE and IgG(1), together with BAL fluid levels of IL-4 and IL-5 and peripheral and airway eosinophilia, which are mediators of allergic reactions.  (+info)

Emergence and preservation of a chronically sick building. (6/57)

STUDY OBJECTIVE: To investigate the merits of case studies as complementary methodological approaches in the study of the sick building syndrome. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A Swedish office building with longstanding health problems, and its inhabitants. DESIGN: This paper is a case study based both on historical and present, quantitative as well as qualitative, documentary material, produced over the years by distinct parties, and on semi-structured interviews. RESULTS: Long drawn conflictive processes within the building were identified. It was revealed that the organisation for dealing with environmental problems was split, and ineffective with poor patterns of communication. It was suggested that this generated a situation of chronic stress leading to the persistence of symptoms. CONCLUSIONS: By their capacity to identify internal processes within building contexts, case study methodology can contribute to a better understanding and management of sick building syndrome. The results of this study suggest that psychosocial factors, among them organisational structures and communication patterns, should be given close attention.  (+info)

Model development and research vision for the future of multiple chemical sensitivity. (7/57)

Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is characterized by heightened self-reported sensitivity to extremely low concentrations of chemicals. It has numerous symptoms in common with the sick building syndrome, the Gulf War syndrome, and chronic fatigue. Despite much research, reproducible objective findings are lacking for MCS, as is a sound model to explain it. This paper proposes a 2-step model combining the needed epidemiologic terminology with that of psychophysiological activation and sensitization. It is suggested that different environmental stressors act as initiators. After initiation, the limbic system and other parts of the brain become sensitized and hyperreactive to environmental triggers. Odor acts as one important trigger. Future research should use more biological assessments in combination with environmental and psychosocial data and involve patient groups with similar symptoms, although diagnosed as suffering from different entities. The similarities and differences of patients with such entities need to be understood before the entities themselves can be understood, diagnosed, treated, and prevented.  (+info)

Challenges for indoor environment research in the new office. (8/57)

This paper discusses new directions for indoor environment research for the following 4 themes: (i) the current change in office work pattern, workplace design, and increasing demands from the work force, (ii) the large individual variation in requirements for optimal conditions pointing at the key factors of individual response and individual control options based on trade-off experiments, (iii) psychosocial factors as determinants of symptoms, comfort, and productivity, and (iv) transient, nonspecific symptoms in the indoor environment, the identification of causes, and long-term consequences.  (+info)

Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is not a universally accepted medical diagnosis, but it is a term used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to describe situations where building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that seem to be linked to time spent in a building, without any specific illness or cause being identified.

The symptoms of SBS may include:

* Eye, nose, or throat irritation
* Headaches
* Dry cough
* Dry or itchy skin
* Dizziness and nausea
* Fatigue
* Difficulty concentrating
* Sensory irritability

These symptoms usually disappear after leaving the building. The causes of SBS are not well understood, but they are often attributed to inadequate ventilation, chemical contaminants from indoor or outdoor sources, biological contaminants such as mold or bacteria, and physical factors such as lighting, noise, or extremes of temperature or humidity.

It is important to note that the symptoms of SBS can also be caused by other factors, so it is essential to consult with a healthcare professional if you experience any of these symptoms. A thorough investigation of the building and its environment may also be necessary to identify potential causes and solutions.

Ventilation, in the context of medicine and physiology, refers to the process of breathing, which is the exchange of air between the lungs and the environment. It involves both inspiration (inhaling) and expiration (exhaling). During inspiration, air moves into the lungs, delivering oxygen to the alveoli (air sacs) where gas exchange occurs. Oxygen is taken up by the blood and transported to the body's cells, while carbon dioxide, a waste product, is expelled from the body during expiration.

In a medical setting, ventilation may also refer to the use of mechanical devices, such as ventilators or respirators, which assist or replace the breathing process for patients who are unable to breathe effectively on their own due to conditions like respiratory failure, sedation, neuromuscular disorders, or injuries. These machines help maintain adequate gas exchange and prevent complications associated with inadequate ventilation, such as hypoxia (low oxygen levels) and hypercapnia (high carbon dioxide levels).

I could not find a specific medical definition for "copying processes" as it is a fairly broad and non-specific term. However, in the context of biology and genetics, copying processes often refer to the mechanisms by which cells replicate their genetic material, specifically DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) during the cell cycle.

The main process involved in copying genetic material is called replication. During replication, an enzyme called helicase unwinds the double helix structure of DNA, and another enzyme called polymerase reads the template strand and synthesizes a new complementary strand. This results in two identical copies of the original DNA molecule.

In addition to DNA replication, there are other copying processes that occur in cells, such as transcription, which is the process by which the genetic information in DNA is copied into RNA (ribonucleic acid) molecules, and translation, which is the process by which the genetic code in RNA is translated into proteins.

It's worth noting that errors or mutations can occur during these copying processes, leading to changes in the genetic material that can have consequences for the function of cells and organisms.

Air conditioning is the process of controlling and maintaining a comfortable indoor environment through the regulation of temperature, humidity, air movement, and cleanliness. It typically involves the use of mechanical systems that circulate and treat air to meet specific comfort requirements. The goal of air conditioning is to provide a comfortable, healthy, and productive indoor environment while also saving energy and reducing environmental impact.

In medical terms, air conditioning can be particularly important in healthcare settings such as hospitals and clinics, where maintaining proper temperature and humidity levels is essential for the health and well-being of patients and staff. Proper air conditioning can help prevent the growth of bacteria, viruses, and mold, reduce the spread of airborne particles, and minimize the risk of infection and illness.

Air conditioning systems in healthcare facilities may include specialized components such as HEPA filters, UV germicidal irradiation, and humidity control to provide a higher level of air quality and protection against infectious diseases. Regular maintenance and testing of these systems is also critical to ensure their proper functioning and to maintain a safe and healthy indoor environment.

Building codes are a set of regulations that establish minimum standards for the design, construction, alteration, and maintenance of buildings and other structures to ensure safety, health, accessibility, and welfare of the public. These codes typically cover aspects such as structural integrity, fire protection, means of egress, lighting, ventilation, sanitation, energy efficiency, and accessibility for people with disabilities. Building codes are adopted and enforced by local or state governments to ensure that buildings are constructed in a safe and uniform manner.

Indoor air pollution refers to the contamination of air within buildings and structures due to presence of particles, gases, or biological materials that can harmfully affect the health of occupants. These pollutants can originate from various sources including cooking stoves, heating systems, building materials, furniture, tobacco products, outdoor air, and microbial growth. Some common indoor air pollutants include particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and mold. Prolonged exposure to these pollutants can cause a range of health issues, from respiratory problems to cancer, depending on the type and level of exposure. Effective ventilation, air filtration, and source control are some of the strategies used to reduce indoor air pollution.

A computer terminal is a device that enables a user to interact with a computer system. It typically includes an input device, such as a keyboard or a mouse, and an output device, such as a monitor or a printer. A terminal may also include additional features, such as storage devices or network connections. In modern usage, the term "computer terminal" is often used to refer specifically to a device that provides text-based access to a computer system, as opposed to a graphical user interface (GUI). These text-based terminals are sometimes called "dumb terminals," because they rely on the computer system to perform most of the processing and only provide a simple interface for input and output. However, this term can be misleading, as many modern terminals are quite sophisticated and can include features such as advanced graphics capabilities or support for multimedia content.

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), also known as Idiosyncratic Intolerance, is a chronic condition characterized by symptoms that the affected person attributes to low-level exposure to chemicals in the environment. These reactions are not part of a recognized allergic response and are often delayed in onset.

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) defines MCS as: "A heightened sensitivity to chemicals that most people tolerate well... Symptoms can include headache, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, confusion, joint pain, and digestive disturbances."

However, it's important to note that the medical community has not reached a consensus on the definition, cause, or diagnosis of MCS. Some healthcare providers question its validity as a distinct medical entity due to lack of consistent scientific evidence supporting the relationship between exposure levels and symptoms.

Occupational diseases are health conditions or illnesses that occur as a result of exposure to hazards in the workplace. These hazards can include physical, chemical, and biological agents, as well as ergonomic factors and work-related psychosocial stressors. Examples of occupational diseases include respiratory illnesses caused by inhaling dust or fumes, hearing loss due to excessive noise exposure, and musculoskeletal disorders caused by repetitive movements or poor ergonomics. The development of an occupational disease is typically related to the nature of the work being performed and the conditions in which it is carried out. It's important to note that these diseases can be prevented or minimized through proper risk assessment, implementation of control measures, and adherence to safety regulations.

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  • When a building is contaminated with high levels of pollutants in the air it can sometimes lead to exacerbated symptoms and progression of existing health conditions in those exposed to the tainted air quality. (enviroklenz.com)
  • Sick building syndrome has also been linked to people with extremely high sensitivities to even low concentrations of pollutants in the air - these individuals are referred to as MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity) sufferers. (enviroklenz.com)
  • Motor vehicle and building exhaust, combustion fumes, tobacco smoke, and other pollutants can enter a building as easily as fresh air does and can be inhaled. (macroairfans.com)
  • Simple actions such as instituting a no-smoking policy, properly ventilating areas after using paints, chemicals, or other pollutants, replacing water-stained ceilings and carpeting, and just properly and frequently maintaining the building's HVAC system can all add up to make a big difference in a building's overall indoor air quality. (healthyairusa.com)
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  • We envision a future where every building is a santuary, free from pollutants and stress, where people can thrive in a healthy and nurturing environment. (adphocat.com)
  • We are committed to developing and delivering cutting-edge solutions that combat volatile organic compounds (VOCs), harmful microbes, and pollutants, which compromise the health and comfort of building occupants. (adphocat.com)
  • Making sure that your building is well-ventilated and getting rid of pollutants can improve the quality of your indoor air. (medlineplus.gov)
  • It was revealed that there is a lack of human health assessment studies on most indoor air pollutants in almost all GCC countries, except the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, where few attempts were made for some specific pollutants. (degruyter.com)
  • Pollutants such as benzene from cigarette smoke, copy machine fumes, cleaning compounds, paints and formaldehyde from carpeting, drapes and particle board in furniture can create a condition called "sick building syndrome. (gerson.org)
  • Interestingly, there are many plants that are capable of filtering these common air pollutants and can reduce the occurrence of "sick building syndrome. (gerson.org)
  • However, four more pollutants are making their way into everyday life as well: trichloroethylene, benzene, formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. (gerson.org)
  • This means that less air is exchanged through the building envelope and air pollutants can be trapped inside the building. (triplepundit.com)
  • Building-related illnesses refers to reasonably well characterized human illnesses that are caused by indoor environmental factors that can be related to the clinical and laboratory findings in those building occupants with health complaints based on valid findings such as mold or other airborne building contaminants in the indoor space. (enviroklenz.com)
  • However, building-related illnesses can be more severe and can actually even cause serious ailments like lung and respiratory conditions. (enviroklenz.com)
  • Some experts even think that SBS symptoms are brought upon from potential illnesses contracted outside of the building such as allergies, psychological factors, and even job-related stress from current employment. (enviroklenz.com)
  • Greatly concerned, participants noted the increasing prevalence of chronic multisystem illnesses such as multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CSF), fibromyalgia (FMS) as well as cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, neurodegenerative diseases, auto immune diseases, and cancer. (csn-deutschland.de)
  • Building-related illnesses, such as sick building syndrome, initially gained attention in the 1980s. (triplepundit.com)
  • Building-related illnesses are a heterogeneous group of disorders associated with a particular building or indoor environment. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Most building-related illnesses are related to more than one type of exposure combined with inadequate ventilation. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Specific building-related illnesses are associated with a particular building or indoor environment and meet condition-related diagnostic criteria. (msdmanuals.com)
  • The term sick building syndrome has been used to refer to illnesses that occur in clusters within a building, but this term is being replaced by the term building-related symptoms. (msdmanuals.com)
  • 2018), which makes them more vulnerable to work-related illnesses. (bvsalud.org)
  • I've seen cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome several times in the past few years. (medscape.com)
  • The effects of sick building syndrome can impact the skin, respiratory system, and neurological system when exposure occurs to these environments. (enviroklenz.com)
  • Commonly reported plausible health effects potentially associated with indoor air pollution were related to respiratory symptoms and sick building syndrome (SBS). (degruyter.com)
  • Prolonged human exposure to MVOCs has been directly associated with sick building syndrome (SBS), respiratory irritation, and asthma-like symptoms. (cdc.gov)
  • This virus has recently been named the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). (who.int)
  • Attempts have been made to connect sick building syndrome to various causes, such as contaminants produced by outgassing of some types of building materials, volatile organic compounds (VOC), improper exhaust ventilation of ozone (byproduct of some office machinery), light industrial chemicals used within, or lack of adequate fresh-air intake/air filtration (see minimum efficiency reporting value). (wikipedia.org)
  • Certain VOCs, considered toxic chemical contaminants to humans, are used as adhesives in all common building construction products. (wikipedia.org)
  • In contrast, "Building Related Illness" (BRI) is a term used when symptoms of an illness are identified and are directly attributed to airborne building contaminants. (air-quality-eng.com)
  • Although specific causes are unknown, some contributing factors to Sick Building Syndrome include chemical contaminants from both indoor and outdoor sources, inadequate ventilation, and biological contaminants such as mold, pollen, bacteria, and viruses. (air-quality-eng.com)
  • This paper discusses the causes of sick building syndrome and the symptoms produced. (ecrd.in)
  • Certain bird species inhabit HVAC systems, roost on building ledges, and are prime suspects as one of the main causes of sick building syndrome. (wildgoosechasers.com)
  • The causes of Sick Building Syndrome are not completely understood, but research and experimentation reveal some contributing factors. (pressac.com)
  • What are the Main Causes of Sick Building Syndrome? (dmcarpetcleaningga.com)
  • In addition to acute discomfort, which can lead to absenteeism and reduced productivity, the symptoms of sick building syndrome include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, acute headaches, dizziness and nausea, dry itchy skin, and/or dry cough. (macroairfans.com)
  • The World Health Organization created a 484-page tome on indoor air quality back in 1984 when SBS was attributed only to non-organic causes, and suggested that the book might form a basis for legislation or litigation. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to a report conducted by World Health Organization (WHO) in 1984, it was found that up to 30 percent of new and remodeled buildings across the world were subject to excessive complaints related to the indoor air quality of the office building. (enviroklenz.com)
  • The World Health Organization in their 1999 Guidelines for Community Noise made the following comment: "It should be noted that a large proportion of low-frequency component in a noise may increase considerably the adverse effects on health. (wind-watch.org)
  • Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a condition in which people develop symptoms of illness or become infected with chronic disease from the building in which they work or reside. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sick Building Syndrome refers to a condition where building occupants experience serious health problems that are ultimately linked to the time they spend in a specific building, but in which no specific illness or cause can be identified. (rsandrews.com)
  • Most likely if you have heard of sick building syndrome (SBS) than you will have also heard of the similar building related illness (BRI) that are both commonly interchangeable. (enviroklenz.com)
  • Sick Building Syndrome" (SBS) is a term used to describe a situation in which occupants of a particular building have experienced acute health effects that seem to be correlated to time spent in the building, but a specific cause or illness can not be identified. (air-quality-eng.com)
  • Experiencing symptoms of illness or feeling sick for no obvious reason are being experienced by occupants in the same building is a condition known as sick building syndrome. (dmcarpetcleaningga.com)
  • Do not confuse sick building syndrome other building-related illness. (dmcarpetcleaningga.com)
  • While SBS is used as a general term when people are undergoing different symptoms, building-related illness describes the patients experiencing allergic reactions and symptoms. (dmcarpetcleaningga.com)
  • It's also known as "environmental illness," "sick building syndrome," or "MCS. (webmd.com)
  • Although no basis for many of the multiple symptoms of patients with fibromyalgia will be found upon physical examination or laboratory testing, the physician must remain alert for organic illness (eg, colon carcinoma in a patient with irritable bowel syndrome). (medscape.com)
  • Damp indoor environments and excessive moisture, such as from leaks and floods, favor the growth of molds and other microbial agents, which are among the most common sources of building-related symptoms and illness. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Building-related symptoms are symptoms that occur in association with a specific indoor environment but are not easily categorized as a single definable illness. (msdmanuals.com)
  • The diagnosis of building-related illness is based on the exposure history and clinical findings (including symptom onset, timing, and progression). (msdmanuals.com)
  • THIS STUDY IS CONCERNED with burnout and long-term sick leave, although instead of looking for several explanatory models and trying to answer the question as to why people are affected by this syndrome, the study is instead based on the idea of illness as experience. (lu.se)
  • The high demands of managers' work have made them vulnerable to work-related illness. (bvsalud.org)
  • Sick building syndrome (SBS) is known as a number of conditions that happen resulting from exposure to dangerous chemical toxins in the home or in the workplace. (wholehousefan.com)
  • If you believe your home or workplace could be a Sick Building Syndrome carrier, take action immediately. (wholehousefan.com)
  • Mental health can also be affected by Sick Building Syndrome, with consequences ranging from poor morale and lethargy to increased stress in the workplace, depression, anxiety and more. (pressac.com)
  • Workplace morale is one of the most immediate and noticeable effects of Sick Building Syndrome, which can have wide-ranging effects on individuals' performance. (pressac.com)
  • What do you do when your workplace literally makes you sick? (healthyairusa.com)
  • If a number of people inside a family or workplace are experiencing persistent signs, even when they're not an identical, this could level to sick constructing syndrome. (weightlossblurb.com)
  • Here's everything you need to know about sickness of buildings: What is Sick Building Syndrome? (ecomena.org)
  • Sick building syndrome may be defined as a phenomenon that occurs in a building in which a part of the occupants experience varying degrees of low levels of sickness or discomfort which are non-specific in nature and are dominated by sensory reactions. (ecrd.in)
  • Businesses that reside in a sick building are likely to face high levels of employee sickness or absenteeism, lower productivity, or high employee turnover. (healthyairusa.com)
  • It is up to the building managers and engineers to protect the building from these pathogens through thorough inspection of all ventilation systems to look for signs of bird infestation, treat and clean-up the area, and prevent future infestation from occurring. (wildgoosechasers.com)
  • In addition, CDC has created a national registry to collect information about Zika affected pregnancies and subsequent birth and infant outcomes. (cdc.gov)
  • These aromatic carbon rings / VOCs can cause acute and chronic health effects on the occupants of a building, including cancer, paralysis, lung failure, and others. (wikipedia.org)
  • A Belgian study found that people experiencing chronic fatigue and/or major depression disorders showed evidence of having Leaky Gut Syndrome, unlike the healthy people in the control group. (holisticsquid.com)
  • The discovery of a form of low-grade systemic and chronic inflammation ("metaflammation"), linked to inducers (broadly termed "anthropogens") associated with modern man-made environments and lifestyles, suggests an underlying basis for chronic disease that could provide a 21st-century equivalent of the germ theory. (cdc.gov)
  • Many of the sufferers report feeling relief once they leave the building. (wholehousefan.com)
  • For comparison, we also took general area air samples for hydrogen sulfide (H2S), formaldehyde, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the office and in two nearby businesses in the same building. (cdc.gov)
  • Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a situation where occupants within a building experience acute health effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building. (enviroklenz.com)
  • Dr. Gerald Reaven, an endocrinologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, coined the term Syndrome X (which is also called Metabolic Syndrome) to describe a cluster of symptoms that affect about 20 to 25 percent of men and women in the United States today. (austinholisticdr.com)
  • When combined with elevated blood pressure and high cholesterol, the result is something called metabolic syndrome , which in turn makes you much more susceptible to heart disease, strokes and diabetes. (holisticsquid.com)
  • often improving over time or even disappearing when people are away from the building. (wikipedia.org)
  • People suffering from sick building syndrome are often misdiagnosed, and may be suffering from multiple chemical sensitivities that further complicate making a diagnosis. (moldreporter.com)
  • You have said over and over again that your office is making you sick, with many people scuffing it off as a dramatic statement that many people loosely throw out in contempt with their current feelings about their employment. (enviroklenz.com)
  • People within a building can start experiencing and vocalizing issues either inside the whole building or in specific rooms that can spark a reaction of symptoms in those exposed. (enviroklenz.com)
  • The cause behind these unknown symptoms are usually undetectable and unrecognizable but it could be either biological, chemical, or physical that are impacting the health of those people exposed to the building. (enviroklenz.com)
  • When people get in their cars, or grab a handrail as they enter the building, they may also be touching fresh bird droppings. (wildgoosechasers.com)
  • Feces can also be tracked into indoor cafeterias when people walk through contaminated areas and then into the building. (wildgoosechasers.com)
  • Leaky Gut Syndrome isn't typically diagnosed in western medicine, but it's absolutely real and affects the health of millions of people. (holisticsquid.com)
  • We have invited two young people to share their experience with CHS as well as a Doctor who has helped patients suffering from the syndrome. (cannabisandpsychosis.ca)
  • Sometimes a group of people have symptoms that seem to be linked to time spent in a certain building. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Among the people that spend more time in the building, the symptoms can be more severe, but they all improve while they are away from it, since the link is time spent on the building. (dmcarpetcleaningga.com)
  • Including visitors, as many as 130 to 150 people may occupy the building at one time. (cdc.gov)
  • There is no question that high doses of some chemicals make people sick and that irritants such as pollution and cigarette smoke worsen conditions like asthma . (webmd.com)
  • Every day, you have an opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to the people who make you shine. (buildings.com)
  • In most of these clusters, there appears to be person-to-person transmission, but it seems that this transmission is limited to people who are in close contact with a sick family member. (who.int)
  • The author makes use of an empirical material consisting largely of participant observations and field diaries in an attempt to get closer to the people, things and places being studied. (lu.se)
  • SBS has also been used to describe staff concerns in post-war buildings with misplanned building aerodynamics, defects in the construction materials or assembly process and-or inadequate maintenance. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sick Building Syndrome is primarily experienced due to spending extensive time in poorly ventilated, well-sealed buildings which hold indoor air toxins. (wholehousefan.com)
  • Some 'sick' buildings may include toxins such as dust mites, formaldehyde and other synthetic fibers found in furniture, cigarette smoke, mold and mildew , gasses that are released from fabrics, VOCs , and others. (wholehousefan.com)
  • Sick Building Syndrome Invading Office: Impacts on Health? (enviroklenz.com)
  • Occupants of the affected building complain of indicators such as headaches, nose, eye and throat irritation, itchy or dry skin, dry cough, nausea and dizziness, fatigue, difficulty in concentrating and odor sensitivity. (wholehousefan.com)
  • Sick building syndrome has also been attributed to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. (wikipedia.org)
  • Memelihara sistem HVAC untuk memastikan bahwa ia berfungsi dengan baik dan tidak terkontaminasi adalah penting dalam mencegah sick building syndrome . (easindo-sukses.com)
  • A presence of mold spores, improper ventilation of chemicals, lack of effective air filtration, certain building materials, and a contaminated or poorly designed heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can all be contributors. (healthyairusa.com)
  • While there are many factors at play, an ill-maintained HVAC unit has a significant role in creating such a sickening environment. (katyacrepair.com)
  • Where HVAC is making life easier, slight negligence from your side does have adverse health effects. (katyacrepair.com)
  • Ask your building or facilities manager how often the HVAC filters are being changed. (buildings.com)
  • There are other technologies you or your building manager can use to build on your use of HVAC filters. (buildings.com)
  • Sick Building Syndrome can leave staff feeling lethargic or less motivated, with obvious repercussions on productivity . (pressac.com)
  • These ailments and their symptoms can have quantifiable effects on productivity, working hours, sick leave and more. (pressac.com)
  • Indoor air pollution is the primary cause of Sick Building Syndrome and the associated discomfort, ill health and reduced productivity. (woolmark.com)
  • We spend 90 percent of our time indoors, and 90 percent of the cost of a building are the occupants, yet indoor environmental quality and its impact on health and productivity are often an afterthought. (triplepundit.com)
  • Most commonly, Sick Building Syndrome is diagnosed by asking staff for their opinions on their working environment and whether they have suffered any associated symptoms. (pressac.com)
  • With this in mind, we at D&M Carpet Cleaning would like to share the basics of sick building syndrome, commonly referred to as SBS. (dmcarpetcleaningga.com)
  • If indoor air quality is to blame for Sick Building Syndrome, there are steps building management can take to solve the problem. (rsandrews.com)
  • If you suspect anyone in your building may be suffering from Sick Building Syndrome as a result of poor air quality, the best place to begin is with an audit. (rsandrews.com)
  • In addition to the treatment of your recurring symptoms, it is essential you improve your air quality in your home or work building. (wholehousefan.com)
  • Indoor air quality, along with SBS (Sick Building Syndrome) have become both an increasing issue as we learn more and more about the potential health risks and dangers of poor indoor air quality. (enviroklenz.com)
  • What are the potential effects of sick building syndrome and what can you do to combat the issues that this environmental condition places on the indoor air quality? (enviroklenz.com)
  • Indoor air quality can play a major role in relation to sick building syndrome, specifically high levels of indoor air pollution within the indoor air space. (enviroklenz.com)
  • The Pressac Indoor Air Quality sensor measures CO2 concentration (one of the factors most associated with Sick Building Syndrome), Particulate Matter (another contributing factor of SBS, and a known cause of increased allergic reactions and asthma symptoms), temperature, and humidity. (pressac.com)
  • While it is thought there are several attributing factors, a large majority of sick building syndrome is linked to poor indoor air quality. (healthyairusa.com)
  • Plausible causes of this condition are related to the air quality of the building. (katyacrepair.com)
  • We strive to build and maintain relationships with our customers while providing them with quality, professional services. (katyacrepair.com)
  • The authors recommend measures to improve air quality and comfort in the building. (cdc.gov)
  • There are examples in the news every day of major companies who make indoor air quality a priority. (buildings.com)
  • What simple changes can you make to give your employees the air quality they deserve? (buildings.com)
  • Sick building syndromeKnapp v Vestal CSD, App Div, 247 A.D.2d 667,From time to time there are reports of individuals becoming ill because of the quality of a building's environment. (justia.com)
  • These results suggest that even modest improvements to indoor environmental quality may have a profound impact on the decision-making performance of workers. (triplepundit.com)
  • In response, the healthy building movement is addressing issues such as indoor air quality and other aspects of the indoor environment. (triplepundit.com)
  • Between 1989 and 1992, the National Audubon Society built an environmentally responsible national headquarters that became internationally celebrated as a working model of energy conservation, resource recycling, indoor air quality, and cost efficiency in office-building design. (wikisummaries.org)
  • Some individuals notice that flu-like symptoms (dizzy, irritable, tired, burning eyes) disappear when they are away from the building for a day or two but return when they come back to work, or even their own home. (gerson.org)
  • SBS is also used interchangeably with "building-related symptoms", which orients the name of the condition around patients' symptoms rather than a "sick" building. (wikipedia.org)
  • When it comes to sick building syndrome there are many issues that surround this condition - including the fact that many medical communities do not recognize this condition. (enviroklenz.com)
  • Whereas those who do identify this condition have suggested that it is caused by a reaction to specific things in a building such as mold, smoke, and maybe even off-gassing in different ways in the building. (enviroklenz.com)
  • It is not difficult to see how easily this sort of study could be tainted by other factors such as general job satisfaction or the condition of a particular area of the building. (pressac.com)
  • Turns out, you may be suffering from a common condition called Leaky Gut Syndrome. (holisticsquid.com)
  • Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) is a condition that involves damage of the lining of the small intestine causing incompletely digested nutrients, toxins, bacteria, and wastes to "leak" through the intestines and flood the blood stream. (holisticsquid.com)
  • The building's new bathroom countertops were made with plastic recycled from detergent bottles. (wikisummaries.org)
  • Formaldehyde is a colorless, flammable, strong-smelling chemical used in building materials and many household products. (gerson.org)
  • Unhealthy Neighbourhood "Syndrome": A Useful Label for Analysing and Providing Advice on Urban Design Decision-Making? (mdpi.com)
  • To address this gap, this paper introduces the term "unhealthy neighbourhood syndrome" (UNS). (mdpi.com)
  • Occupants of a building incur bad health effects connected to time spent in the building. (macroairfans.com)
  • And while for some, symptoms disappear soon after exiting the affected building, sensitive individuals may face extended symptoms and possibly long-term health effects. (healthyairusa.com)
  • Statement made by epidemiologist Carl V. Phillips, PhD, in "Properly Interpreting the Epidemiologic Evidence About the Health Effects of Industrial Wind Turbines on Nearby Residents," August 2011. (wind-watch.org)
  • If you suspect you or a loved one has Syndrome X, you should know that it is treatable. (austinholisticdr.com)
  • If you suspect your building of sick building syndrome or want to take steps to prevent, call D&M Carpet Cleaning for janitorial cleaning services . (dmcarpetcleaningga.com)
  • Sick Building Syndrome is a term used to describe the factors of a working environment, typically an office space, which can cause physical and mental ailments among staff. (pressac.com)
  • In 1940, Soviet scientists coined the term stachybotryotoxicosis to describe the acute syndrome (sore throat, bloody nasal discharge, dyspnea, cough, and fever) resulting from the inhalation of Stachybotrys mycotoxin. (medscape.com)
  • For some, that means going from a high rise residential building, to a high rise office building, and back home once again. (rsandrews.com)
  • However, your claim may ring true as there are potential factors that can influence your health in relation to your office building. (enviroklenz.com)
  • A sudden wave of dizziness, nausea, and overall altered mobility that you experience within your office could mean that the building itself is affecting your health and potentially other employees within this structure - this is known as sick building syndrome. (enviroklenz.com)
  • Although these two conditions are similarly related, they both have distinct differences that must be noted when trying to determine between these two health conditions in an indoor office building. (enviroklenz.com)
  • Is your office making you sick? (mrductcleaning.com.au)
  • However, now you can't stand it, so you move outside the office building for a stroll. (katyacrepair.com)
  • Fungal colonization of fiberglass insulation in the air distribution system of a multi-story office building: VOC production and possible relationship to a sick building syndrome. (cdc.gov)
  • Green" architecture and design gained public interest when the National Audubon Society purchased and renovated a one hundred-year-old office building using nontoxic, recycled materials and energy-conserving systems. (wikisummaries.org)
  • and created an internal recycling system for office waste. (wikisummaries.org)
  • The office is located in a two-story multi-tenant commercial building constructed in 2007. (cdc.gov)
  • Subcommittee of the efforts made by the Regional Office to promote subregional referral hospitals. (who.int)
  • The problem, cause, symptoms, and diagnostic tests to identify sick building syndrome are complex because symptoms may be responses to any number of things. (macroairfans.com)
  • Other international research has shown that sick building symptoms increase in line with rises in temperature. (mrductcleaning.com.au)
  • AKCP established in the USA in 1981 created the market for temperature, environmental and power monitoring in the data center. (akcp.com)
  • Our vision is to create a transformative impact on resilient cities by restoring the natural balance and harmony within indoor spaces. (adphocat.com)
  • Health and Safety Executives (HSE) suggests employers take specific measures, such as carrying out surveys to see whether symptoms are present in employees, checking the overall cleanliness of the building, checking ventilation systems and heating/AC units, and making sure they are being maintained to investigate the possible causes of SBS. (wholehousefan.com)
  • When birds roost or nest near ventilation systems, their dried droppings become a dust and can be drawn into, and dispersed throughout the entire building. (wildgoosechasers.com)
  • Along with various organisms found within their droppings, birds also harbor numerous parasites including fleas and mites that can also enter the building through ventilation systems and infect tenants working inside. (wildgoosechasers.com)
  • But sick building syndrome-like symptoms can occur at much lower concentrations than this. (mrductcleaning.com.au)
  • However, drafts can occur as a result of ventilation at low temperatures or air leaks within the building. (mrductcleaning.com.au)
  • External exposure to radiation may occur from natural or man-made sources. (cdc.gov)
  • But in other cases employees are working in a sort of low-level chemical stew - an unwelcome byproduct of our industrialised environment.Employees in high-rises, particularly those over parking garages or loading docks, may breathe in carbon monoxide carried into the building through the fresh-air-intake vents. (mrductcleaning.com.au)
  • The aim of the thesis is to study burnout and long-term sick leave in an attempt to understand how these combined phenomena affect life and how they can serve as places for gaining new insights. (lu.se)
  • Not only is the in-built exclusion and isolation of burnout and long-term sick leave analysed in detail, but also the hidden potential that a new kind of freedom can mean during recovery. (lu.se)
  • Burnout and the resulting long-term sick leave force those affected to reflect, rediscover their slumbering powers and their forgotten dreams and finally discover new pathways. (lu.se)
  • As a result of the analysis, it was found that managers had a decrease in stress, burnout syndrome, depressive symptoms, and psychological distress after the interventions performed. (bvsalud.org)
  • Leaky Gut Syndrome forces the intestinal immune system to release certain chemicals called cytokines that cause inflammation throughout the body, and the inflammation is what triggers the fatigue, depression, and anxiety . (holisticsquid.com)
  • Some learn from experience that certain foods or chemicals seem to make their symptoms worse. (webmd.com)
  • Leaky Gut Syndrome has also been linked with autism spectrum disorders and behavioral issues in children. (holisticsquid.com)
  • Fibromyalgia and overlapping disorders: the unifying concept of central sensitivity syndromes. (medscape.com)
  • An effective bird control system must incorporate an integrated approach including the identification of problem areas and species, population reduction in the form of trapping and nest removal, thorough cleaning and disinfection of the area, and harassment and exclusion to protect the building from future bird infestations. (wildgoosechasers.com)
  • Would the product emit gases or particles toxic to building inhabitants or to the environment? (wikisummaries.org)
  • There are also associations with more intangible factors, such as remuneration or job satisfaction, and company morale based on commercial performance but when considering these factors, it is not the building which is sick, as such, and these factors can vary wildly between employers or industries, so they are more difficult to quantify objectively. (pressac.com)
  • Fast Five Quiz: Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Systemic inflammatory response syndrome is not always related to infection and can be caused by ischemia, inflammation, trauma, or several factors. (medscape.com)
  • Many countries introduced the requirement to wear masks in public spaces for containing SARS-CoV-2 making it commonplace in 2020. (mdpi.com)
  • A building that may be maintained poorly or used inconsistently with the original design. (macroairfans.com)
  • Our unwavering commitment lies in creating a healthier and safer built environment by harnessing advanced technologies and offering products that enable self-cleaning and self-sterilizing interiors. (adphocat.com)
  • Ventilation is exchanging indoor air with outdoor air to create a comfortable environment. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Symptoms that are temporally associated with a specific building or environment and that improve when the patient is away from the environment is an important clue that should be noted. (msdmanuals.com)
  • These sites make up the National Priorities List (NPL) and are the sites targeted for long-term federal cleanup activities. (cdc.gov)
  • The central question relates to how the experience of mental ill-health and long-term sick leave affects a person's life, or, perhaps more to the point, what the person does with this experience. (lu.se)
  • Such women keep things secret, feel they don't dare have a voice, too embarrassed to tell any one, too afraid to leave, too scared, too poor, too traumatized to even think clearly but with great hate building and building. (geoengineeringwatch.org)