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Sick building syndrome

G. J. Raw

Sick building syndrome

a review of the evidence on causes and solutions.

by G. J. Raw

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Published by HSE Books in Sudbury, Suffolk .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesHSE contract research report -- no.42/1992
ContributionsGreat Britain. Health and Safety Executive.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15177193M
ISBN 100717605914
OCLC/WorldCa85950950

Sick building syndrome is distinguished from more medically serious building-related illness by its subjective nature, reversibility, and high prevalence within implicated buildings and across the nonindustrial building stock in North America and Europe. Building -related illnesses include asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, inhalation fever. NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search. Sick building syndrome. Authors Hodgson-M Source headaches). The problem of resolution after leaving work, or the inciting building, is somewhat more difficult, as questionnaire-based responses do not appear to show strong concordance between the two main questionnaires, administered simultaneously, that.

Sick Building Syndrome. Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a term used to describe a combination of nonspecific symptoms in the absence of diagnosed disease related to the building that people live or work in (IOM, ). The symptoms commonly include (but are not limited to) irritation of the skin and eyes, nasal itching and dryness, headaches.   "The whole sick-building syndrome creates panic among people," said Carl Borsari, senior vice president at Newmark & Company and chairman of Author: David W. Dunlap.

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Sick-Building Syndrome From the WebMD Archives Pat B., a web designer in upstate New York, didn't think much of it when she got a sinus infection the first week at her new job.

Sick building syndrome embodied a politics of uncertainty that continues to characterize contemporary American environmental debates. Michelle Murphy explores the production of uncertainty by juxtaposing multiple histories, each of which explains how an expert or lay tradition made chemical exposures perceptible or imperceptible, existent or Cited by:   Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a name for a condition that’s thought to be caused by being in a building or other type of enclosed space.

Author: Kristeen Cherney. Sick Building Syndrome in Public Buildings and Workplaces is the first book of its kind to examine the issue of the interior environment and sick building syndrome in public buildings and workplaces worldwide.

Through a comprehensive review of the personal experiences of people who have suffered the symptoms of sick building syndrome, the stories of professionals who Format: Hardcover. “Michelle Murphy’s Sick Building Syndrome and the Problem of Uncertainty: Environmental Politics, Technoscience, and Women Workers is an excellent addition to feminist science studies, environmental and occupational health history, and the history of science and technology—specifically, of building and ventilation engineering.”.

Causes of Sick Building Syndrome The following have been cited causes of or contributing factors to sick building syndrome: Inadequate ventilation: In the early and mid 's, building ventilation standards called for approximately 15 cubic feet per minute (cfm) of outside air for each building occupant, primarily to dilute and remove body Size: 36KB.

A careful, thoughtful history of 'sick-building syndrome', a melange of health complaints that plagued office workers in the lates & early 90s. Murphy approaches the diagnosis from the perspective of the various interest groups at play in defining Sick building syndrome book disorder -- from workers at the EPA, to environment planners, to the architects 4/5.

The sick building syndrome comprises of various nonspecific symptoms that occur in the occupants of a building. This feeling of ill health increases sickness absenteeism and causes a decrease in productivity of the workers. As this syndrome is increasingly becoming a major occupational hazard, the Cited by: Sick building syndrome By: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Summary Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) describes a medical condition where people in a building suffer from symptoms of illness or feel unwell for no apparent reason.

The symptoms tend to increase in severity with the time people spend in the building, and improve over. Sick Building Syndrome in Public Buildings and Workplaces is the first book of its kind to examine the issue of the interior environment and sick building syndrome in public buildings and workplaces worldwide.

Through a comprehensive review of the personal experiences of people who have suffered the symptoms of sick building syndrome, the stories of professionals who. Reviews 'Sick Building Syndrome, Concepts, Issues and Practice is unique in that for the first time a book offers a complete guide to identifying the problem in any office or building and how to solve it.' - Daily Post ' makes compelling reading for those who commission, design, build, manage, and work in modern offices.' - The Independent 'A big plus is the attached floppy.

The Sick Building Syndrome Moves Home A Sick House Can Be Cured The Safe-at-Home Health Inventory Ch. Radon Gas: A Deadly Threat to Millions Radon Can Be Deadly Radon and Where It Comes From How to Test for Radon in Your Home When to Take Action Simple Solutions Four Permanent and Cost-Effective Radon Solutions Finding and Hiring a Professional.

Sick building syndrome definition is - a set of symptoms (such as headache, fatigue, and eye irritation) typically affecting workers in modern airtight office buildings that is believed to be caused by indoor pollutants (such as formaldehyde fumes or microorganisms).

Purchase Sick Building Syndrome - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBNBook Edition: 1. Sick Building Syndrome is the term used for symptoms resulting from problems with indoor air quality.

This work examines the microbiological aspects of sick building syndrome, with an emphasis on the mycology of this phenomenon. The Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) in office workers.

A case-referent study of personal, psychosocial and building-related risk indicators. Int J Epidemiol. Dec; 23 (6)– Mizoue T, Reijula K, Andersson K. Environmental tobacco smoke exposure and overtime work as risk factors for sick building syndrome in Japan.

Am J by: What is Sick Building Syndrome. Overview of the Topic – Summary: From Wikipedia: Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is a common worldwide health concern, where people in a building suffer from symptoms of illness or become infected with chronic disease from the building they work in or reside in.

“SBS is also used interchangeably with “building-related symptoms”. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Sick building syndrome by World Health Organization,WHO Regional Office for Europe edition, in English. Sick building syndrome is the name for symptoms you only get while in a particular building, usually an office. Check if you have sick building syndrome. Symptoms of sick building syndrome get worse the longer you're in a particular building and get better after you leave.

Other people in the building may also have symptoms. Possible symptoms. Sick building syndrome is a controversial subject because many experts do not think it is a true syndrome.

Sick building syndrome has no known cause, however, known causes of illness such as lead poisoning, formaldehyde fumes, and many others have. Redlich and colleagues' review1 of sick-building syndrome is both timely and relevant. It is at times difficult to isolate causal determinants for sick-building syndrome, because various environmental factors may be involved, as well as conditions related to ventilation and construction.2 Although the reviewers refer to fungi as common indoor air contaminants, they Cited by:   This syndrome is relatively unknown and poorly researched.

The causes of how a building can be considered "sick" will be explained and discussed. The prevention and some solutions for the syndrome, known as SBS, will be discussed. The ventilation issues that promote SBS will be broached.5/5(4).Sick Building Syndrome and the Problem of Uncertainty: Environmental Politics, Technoscience, and Women Workers by Michelle Murphy avg rating — 49 ratings — published — 4 .