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Sick Building Syndrome

2022-02-17 21:42:17

The sick building syndrome is a set of discomforts and diseases caused by multiple causes such as poor ventilation, suspended particles, gases and vapors of chemical origin and aerosols, among others.

The WHO defines it as the set of diseases caused or stimulated by air pollution in enclosed spaces.

The effects on human health associated with the sick building syndrome include:

  • Irritation of the eyes, nose, throat and skin.
  • Headaches, migraine, dizziness and fatigue.
  • Respiratory discomfort.

Symptoms tend to increase with increasing time spent in the building and disappear when not inhabited. In this way, Sick Building Syndrome causes a substantial alteration of work performance and interpersonal relationships, as well as a considerable loss of productivity.

Some of the gases that cause this syndrome come from common construction materials, furniture, textile materials, paints, wallpapers, floors and even cleaning products, air fresheners and deodorizers. Some of the most common gases present are:

  • Formaldehydes
  • α-pinenes
  • VOC's
  • Tetrachloroethylene
  • Acetones
  • Etc.

In BION we have a wide range of medias that are able to eliminate practically 100% of these gases and ensure a good Indoor Air Quality.


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