Posted in green buildings, wellbeing, workplace health

Sick Building Syndrome

Sick Building Syndrome was frequently in the news because the air circulation in buildings had increasingly become a problem for people working in those buildings. There has been a big swing to green buildings  and better designed buildings. It is always of concern when people do not have access to fresh air in their buildings. I wonder if we have improved the situation or if it is just forgotten? The symptoms are:
  • Headache
  • Eye, nose, and throat
  • Dry cough
  • Dry, itchy skin, rashes
  • Dizziness and nausea
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to odours 
This site gives some very good information about the situation last year and then the sort of things which cause the problems, so if we are still looking at our buildings , this site gives us a good starting point.


Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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