|Sick Buildings:Bad Air
10 Dec, 2000
Sick Buildings, Bad Air
Many people across the United States and other countries have been plagued with mysterious ailments after spending time in certain types of buildings. Buildings which rely on the mechanical recycling of air (with no fresh air intake) have been shown to create levels of contaminants, toxic gases, and other factors which cause conditions harmful to the human body. ‘Sick’ buildings are having adverse effects on our society.
People that spend time in these type buildings can immediately show allergy type symptoms such as headache, fatigue, dizziness, and irritability (Fairley 1). Other type symptoms a person might have after spending time in a ‘sick’ building might include burning and watering eyes, shortness of breath after mild exertion, hoarseness, cough, sore throat, muscle cramps, chronic fatigue, dry skin, pimples, inability to concentrate, nausea, swelling of the legs or arms, heart palp...