I phone my friend yesterday. I haven’t seen for over a year and I wanted to know what is new in her life, what she does now …
She shared with me she used to work in the office but soon she realized she was ill, having headaches and over all not feel great.
The lights, the stuffy air in the office were making ill so in the end she decided to resign and find something else.
Hmmm, I thought, there have been many people suffering from “Sick building syndrome”.
The Japanese discovered that over 40 years ago.
If you don’t know what it is:
“Sick building syndrome” is the name given to a collection of illnesses and symptoms that afflict multiple occupants
of particular buildings. The symptoms include sniffles; stuffy noses; itchy eyes; sinus infections;
scratchy throats; dry, irritated skin; upset stomachs; headaches;
difficulty concentrating; and fatigue or lethargy. The key factors in diagnosing sick building syndrome are
a rapid recovery and the disappearance of symptoms after an affected individual leaves the building.
Causes of Sick Building Syndrome
During the first energy crisis in the 1970s, builders and building owners took steps to
reduce energy consumption in office buildings.
Measures included increased insulation, building wraps, weatherstripping doors,
and using insulated double- and triple-pane windows,
among others. In many cases, buildings were erected or renovated to include
windows that couldn’t open, to minimize loss of heated or cooled air. The result: Some modern buildings feel as
if they are airtight.
Building décor also contributes to the issue. Many paints, carpet fibbers, furniture, and even
wallboard off-gas noxious fumes,
sometimes for years after installation. These products may emit formaldehyde, acetic acid, or volatile
organic compounds (VOCs)
and other chemicals. Modern office equipment such as copiers and electrostatic air cleaners add to the problem
by adding ozone to the mix.
Mould or mildew from damp conditions also create air quality problems. Manufacturing processes and material-handling
equipment may add hydrocarbons or smog, and many chemical cleaning agents give off harmful vapours.
The result is a chemical stew in the air that makes people ill —with sick building syndrome.
Extract taken from: https://ohsonline.com/Articles/2016/10/01/Sick-Building-Syndrome.aspx?Page=1
There are proposals for schools being build without windows in the most polluted parts of London or big cities…
The downside is not only the list of symptoms seen but also it has a huge effect on mental health.
You may say:” That’s all very well to hear about it but what can I do to protect my health?”
What if there was a way to breathe clean the air, have properly lit area where you work,
have a sitting arrangement that supports your posture and health…
If you want to know what I personally use and have recommended to many people who had amazing results,
email me or phone me.
Skype: Lucie Patel Varekova
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