Do you feel sick at work?
Have you ever felt flu-like symptoms at work? Have you ever arrived home, only for those symptoms to disappear? If the answer is yes, you could be suffering from Sick Building Syndrome (SBS).
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), SBS is used to describe a situation where employees or other building occupants experience acute health and discomfort levels for the duration of their time in a particular building.
Symptoms can include dizziness, nausea, the irritation of your eyes, nose, skin, throat, coughing, infectious diseases, hypersensitivity reactions, allergies as well as sensitivity to certain odours and tastes.
On an annual basis, South Africa loses approximately R19,144 billion due to absenteeism, according to Human Capital Review. “If companies are able to eliminate SBS, there will likely be a dramatic drop in the number of sick days’ employees take and therefore, a decline in the amount of money the South African economy loses,” he warns.
indoor AIR QUALITY Monitoring
Indoor air quality (IAQ) broadly refers to the environmental characteristics inside buildings that may affect human health, comfort, or work performance. We monitor IAQ because we spend approximately 90% of our time breathing “indoor air”. Unlike outdoor air, indoor air is recycled continuously causing it to trap and build up pollutants. IAQ characteristics include the concentrations of pollutants in indoor air, as well as air temperature and humidity.
Use our wirelessair quality sensors to measure the quality of indoor air and ensure the safety and comfort of workers in commercial and industrial environments.