June 5, 2018 Source: Ddu 164
Yes, you heard right! By spending too much time in a particular building, one might face a range of symptoms such as nausea, bloating, headaches, diarrhea, cough, fatigue, sneezing, sore throat, and congestion, shortness of breath, eye irritation, skin rash, and concentration problems. In most cases, sick building syndrome occurs in office buildings, but it may also occur in other buildings such as schools, hospitals, and apartments buildings.
No specific cause has been identified yet. It could be poor ventilation, smoking, pollution and chemical contaminants such as paint, varnish, adhesives etc. Stress is also thought to be a leading cause of sick building syndrome. Usually, women are more susceptible to the condition than men. Even asthma and COPD patients should be aware of the condition.
Sick building syndrome can be prevented by following the following strategies:
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