top of page
Search

Could you be suffering from SBS?

Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is a term used to describe a condition where occupants of a building experience a range of symptoms that are associated with the time spent in that building, but for which no specific illness or cause can be identified. The symptoms of SBS typically improve when the occupants leave the building and worsen when they return.

lady with a headache

The symptoms of SBS can vary and may include:


* Headaches

* Fatigue

* Irritation of the eyes, nose, or throat

* Difficulty breathing

* Skin irritation or rash

* Dizziness

* Nausea


The exact cause of SBS is not fully understood, but it is believed to be related to a combination of factors, including poor indoor air quality, inadequate ventilation, and the presence of certain chemicals or pollutants in the indoor environment. Other factors that may contribute to SBS include high levels of humidity, temperature fluctuations, and inadequate lighting.


To prevent SBS, it is important to ensure that buildings are well-ventilated and that indoor air quality is maintained at a high level. This may involve regular cleaning and maintenance of HVAC systems, the use of air purifiers or other air-cleaning devices, and the use of low-emitting building materials and furnishings. Additionally, promoting healthy habits such as regular cleaning, proper ventilation during cooking and cleaning, and smoking bans can help to reduce the risk of SBS.

9 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Failure rates of A/C systems

We are often asked which manufacturers are more reliable and which ones break down more often. Unfortunately, there isn’t readily available data on the specific failure rates of Air Conditioning syste

Phasing Out Of R410A Refrigerant

R410A refrigerant is being phased out in the UK as part of the European Union's F-Gas regulation, which aims to reduce the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) that contribute to global warmi

Comments


bottom of page