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What Is Sick Building Syndrome?

The EPA says it’s a real thing, so maybe it’s time to learn how ventilation and contaminants can make you sick when you stay indoors.

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I’m Cristen Conger and you can consider this my letter of protest regarding these horrible working conditions!

That’s right boss, I’m talking about “Sick Building Syndrome.”

The Environmental Protection Agency says Sick Building Syndrome is real. They define it as (and I quote) “a situation where a building’s occupants experience discomforting health effects, even though no specific cause can be found.”

You know what else they say? That 30 percent of all office buildings in the United States could be sick.

That’s not just offices either. SBS is a problem in schools, libraries and even people's homes.

In the United States, the average person spends 80 to 90 percent of their time indoors. You know what else? Offices with mechanical ventilation and without open windows are at more risk.

“Well what are the symptoms?” you might have asked if you cared about my well being,

Headaches, dizziness, nausea, pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, coughing... and irritation of the throat, nose, skin and eyes.

You know what that does? It reduces work efficiency and increases absenteeism.

Let me stop you before you tell me that Tina in Accounting doesn’t have these symptoms, because inhabitants sharing the same office space are known to experience different signs of the illness.

Many people (like Tina) are either misdiagnosed or don’t even seek help. So you better believe public health officials when they say that “seemingly minor complaints” should be taken seriously.

Are we on the same page now? Good, because researchers still haven’t identified a single cause for SBS. Most say it’s likely a combination of things like chemical and biological contaminants, along with poor air ventilation.

See, during an oil embargo in the 1970s, buildings in the U.S. were made more airtight so the nation could conserve energy (and building owners could cut costs).

Sealing up buildings like this reduced ventilation down to 5 cubic feet per minute per person. But! The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (yes, that’s a thing) has revised their modern ventilation standards to a minimum of 15 cubic feet per minute per person.

Exterior pollutants like exhaust and plumbing fumes - containing things like carbon monoxide, radon, formaldehyde and asbestos - can all enter through poorly located intake vents.

While inside, we’re circulating volatile organic compounds from adhesives, carpeting, cleaning agents, synthetic fragrances and even copy machines.

What to do, what to do? Well, some governments have established guidelines for acceptable levels of gaseous indoor air pollutants. So you could start by increasing ventilation rates, removing pollutant sources and cleaning the air. The EPA also recommends routine maintenance of HVAC systems.

Some houseplants might help too. A study out of the University of Cologne in Germany found that certain plants can absorb air pollutants.

SOURCES:

http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/household-safety/tips/indoor-air-pollution2.htm

http://money.howstuffworks.com/death-by-cubicle1.htm

http://health.howstuffworks.com/medicine/modern-technology/7-health-problems-for-the-modern-age6.htm
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Joshi, S. M. (2008). The sick building syndrome. Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 12(2), 61–64.

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Marmot, A. F., Eley, J., Stafford, M., Stansfeld, S. A., Warwick, E., \u0026 Marmot, M. G. (2006). Building health: an epidemiological study of “sick building syndrome” in the Whitehall II study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine,63(4), 283–289.
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Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)

As defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the term "sick building syndrome" (SBS) is used to describe situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified. The complaints may be localized in a particular room or zone, or may be widespread throughout the building.

A 1984 World Health Organization Committee report suggested that up to 30 percent of new and remodeled buildings worldwide may be the subject of excessive complaints related to indoor air quality (IAQ). Often this condition is temporary, but some buildings have long-term problems. Frequently, problems result when a building is operated or maintained in a manner that is inconsistent with its original design or prescribed operating procedures. Sometimes indoor air problems are also a result of poor building design or occupant activities.

According to the EPA, indicators of SBS include:
• Building occupants complaining of symptoms associated with acute discomfort, these could include headaches; eye, nose or throat irritation; dry cough; dry or itchy skin; dizziness and nausea; difficulty in concentrating; fatigue; and sensitivity to odors.
• The cause of the symptoms is not known.
• Most of the complainants report relief soon after leaving the building.

Causes of SBS may include:
• Inadequate ventilation – if enough outdoor air is not allowed into a building, the health and comfort of building occupants can be compromised.
• Chemical contaminants from indoor sources - indoor air pollution can come from sources inside the building. For example, adhesives, carpeting, upholstery, manufactured wood products, copy machines, pesticides and cleaning agents may emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including formaldehyde.
• Chemical contaminants from outdoor sources - outdoor air that enters a building can be a source of indoor air pollution. For example, pollutants from motor vehicle exhausts, plumbing vents and building exhausts can enter the building through poorly located air intake vents, windows and other openings.
• Biological contaminants - bacteria, mold, pollen and viruses are all types of biological contaminants that may be present indoors.

Any of these elements may act alone or in combination, and may supplement other complaints such as inadequate temperature, humidity or lighting.

These are just a few things to know about sick building syndrome. To learn more about this or other health and safety, indoor air quality, occupational or environmental issues, please visit the websites shown in the video and below.

Clark Seif Clark http://www.csceng.com
EMSL Analytical, Inc. http://www.emsl.com
Indoor Environmental Consultants, Inc. http://www.iecinc.net
LA Testing http://www.latesting.com
Maine Indoor Air Quality Council http://www.maineindoorair.org
Zimmetry Environmental http://www.zimmetry.com
Healthy Indoors Magazine http://www.iaq.net
Hudson Douglas Public Adjusters http://HudsonDouglasPublicAdjusters.com

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