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Sick Building Syndrome - What is it and how does it effect us?
What is Sick Building Syndrome?
Sick building syndrome is the result of an indoor air contamination problem.
CBS News has a great video explaining the issue and effects of Sick Building Syndrome on their 60 Minutes News Program. Please watch the video below:
What causes SBS?
Some microorganisms negatively affect the body. To date, research has shown two fungi, Penicillium and Stachybotrys, have been linked to this syndrome. These fungi usually grow and cause air problems when building materials, such as walls and carpets, become wet. Combined with a dirty environment, the fungi grow.
What are the symptoms of SBS?
The usual symptoms include eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches and fatigue. The symptoms usually dissipate once occupants have left an infected building.