Tell me 5 facts about Sick Buildings.?
- William RLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Sick building causes are frequently pinned down to flaws in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
'Cured' by boosting the overall turn-over rate in fresh air exchange with the outside air.
Other causes have been attributed to contaminants produced by out-gassing of some types of building materials, or improper exhaust ventilation of light industrial chemicals used within.
Building occupants complain of symptoms such as:
Eye, nose, or throat irritation
Dry cough; dry or itchy skin
Dizziness and nausea
Difficulty in concentrating
Sensitivity to odours
Increased incidence of asthma attacks/appearance of asthma in non-asthmatics
Personality changes such as rage/weeping/paranoia/depression
Putative cases of bronchitis or pneumonia which do not respond to antibiotic treatment
Symptoms resembling Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
To the owner or operator of a "sick building", the symptoms may include high levels of employee sickness or absenteeism, lower productivity, low job satisfaction and high employee turnover.Source(s): wr http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sick_building_syndrom...