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.
The symptoms of SBS can vary and may include:
* Irritation of the eyes, nose, or throat
* Difficulty breathing
* Skin irritation or rash
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.