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If you feel tired and depressed every day in indoor environments, you may have contracted “Sick Building Syndrome”!

It is often associated with “sick building syndrome” when we start showing certain symptoms where we live or work. if your symptoms subside You may also have sick building syndrome.

Sick Building Syndrome, also known as Sick Building Syndrome, has been on the rise since the 1970s. construction-related diseaseIt can make our daily lives unbearable by causing psychosocial risk factors such as anxiety and stress and physical complaints.

sick building syndrome; In confined spaces, it is linked to the occurrence of physical and psychological symptoms.


If you have sick building syndrome, you are usually at work or home. physical or psychological complaints you may feel sick.

These symptoms are when he leaves the confined space You will notice that it starts to decrease. However, it is not possible to make a clear diagnosis in people who show symptoms.

Symptoms of sick building syndrome:

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  • Headache
  • Eye, nose or throat disorders
  • Cough
  • dry or itchy skin
  • dizziness
  • Nausea
  • concentration disorders
  • Hypersensitivity to smell
  • shortness of breath
  • General muscle-joint pain
  • Anxiety, irritability or stress

Sick Building Syndrome can occur for many different reasons.

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There are many different factors among the causes that play a role in the onset of this syndrome. The energy crisis in the 1970s, to save energy and reduce heating costs airtight buildings construction is one of the main reasons.

Ever larger buildings, squares, skyscrapers, towers and homes; that we continue our business and social lives our living spaces, paved the way for the emergence of this disease.

Perhaps we are preparing the environment for physical factors.

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As well as poorly designed air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems indoor air pollutants (materials such as paint, carpet, upholstery, glue or cleaning products, office supplies and machines) can also cause sick building syndrome.

In addition, the outside air entering the building can also cause indoor air pollution. Contaminations from motor vehicle exhausts, pipe or building drains, improperly placed intake vents, windows or other openings can enter your building.

The role of biological pollutants in the sickening syndrome is undeniable.

sick building syndrome

Biological pollutants that cause construction related diseases are; very easy to grow bacteria, fungi, pollen and viruses.

According to a study, women unfavorable and unhealthy Because they work under these conditions, the chance of getting sick building syndrome is higher.

Psychosocial factors such as work-related stress can also make you sick.

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construction-related illness; such as excessive workload, conflicts in the work environment, position in the work hierarchy and emotional instability. with psychosocial factors can happen.

Short; full of turmoil, mentally or physically very tiring, where you don’t get along with your team mates and you don’t feel happy If you work in an environment, you are more likely to get sick building syndrome.

So how do we prevent this ‘sick building syndrome’?

sick building syndrome

In the context of the regulations relating to the location plan; Paying attention to order in the office and home, keeping the photocopiers away to avoid emissions, building buildings that comply with workplace regulations, help prevent sick building syndrome.

At the same time in the work environment, including break rooms attention to cleanliness quite important. Even keeping the noise at an appropriate level, comfortable seats and an aesthetic design of the environment play a role in preventing the construction-related syndrome.

When it comes to ventilation and lighting, it is necessary to constantly ensure the correct room temperature, correct lighting, suitable ventilation and provide fresh air intakeRegular cleaning of carpets, upholstery and pollutants are among the measures we can take to prevent construction sickness.

Sources: CDC, NCBI, Gizem Akalp & Oğuz Basol & Serpil Aytac

Source: Web Tekno



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