TITLE

Is your healthy store in a sick building?

AUTHOR(S)
Dwyer, Kelly Pate
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Natural Foods Merchandiser;Apr2006, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information about sick building syndrome (SBS). The symptoms of the syndrome include headache, itchy skin or eyes, dry cough, dizziness, nausea, chest tightness and fatigue. According to Jack Rostron, a lawyer and professor at John Moores University's School of the Built Environment in Liverpool, England, the syndrome affects probably 30% of the buildings built since the 1960s. In the U.S., people became aware of the problem in the 1970s, when industry began sealing buildings tighter for energy efficiency. There can be many causes of SBS such as car exhaust leaking in the building from a window or bacteria from mold or chemicals.
ACCESSION #
20934117

 

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