With more stay-at-home orders going into effect each day, it is important to talk about why your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) plays an important role in your overall health and your ability to fight off viruses like COVID-19. A few years ago, we posted an article about Sick Building Syndrome where we talked about how poor workplace air quality (also known as “Sick Building … [Read more...] about Why Your Indoor Air Quality is Important During a Crisis
Sick Building Syndrome
It is vital to think about the quality of the air we breathe and to think of ways we can protect ourselves from the harmful airborne pollutants that surround us every day. So in honor of Clean Air Month, let’s do just that. Below are six ways to clean the air in your homes in addition to ways of protecting yourselves from the many airborne pollutants. 1.) Pay attention to the … [Read more...] about Clean Air In Your Life
Imagine this: you’re at work. You’re coughing, tired, dizzy and have a nasty headache on top of that. The thing is, after you leave, you feel better. Why is that? It may not always be that you’re just happy to leave the workplace. In fact, those are classic symptoms for Sick Building Syndrome (or SBS). SBS is used to describe situations in which building occupants experience … [Read more...] about Sick Building Syndrome: There’s Something in the Air
Sick building syndrome or SBS refers to situations where "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," according to the EPA’s Indoor Air Quality website. This can occur either in a specific room or area, or throughout the building. Symptoms can … [Read more...] about Is Your Building Sick?