How To Avoid SBS (Sick Building Syndrome) In Your Commercial Building

According to the United States EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), the term “sick building syndrome” (SBS) is “used to describe situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified.” Most commonly these symptoms occur in buildings with older infrastructure or poorly performing HVAC systems. Due to technological and architectural advancements, older buildings may no longer provide proper ventilation and air can become stagnant. While these signs aren’t visible right away they can have harsh effects on your health and must be addressed. Here are some ways you can avoid SBS in your building.

Ensure Proper Ventilation
It’s not uncommon for buildings over 30 years old to have infrastructure issues such as poor ventilation. While all modern buildings are built with proper ventilation, older buildings may not have had a proper ventilation system and structure built within the building as air pollution was not a major concern until the late 1970s. Click here to read the full article.

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