December 1, 2006, Newsletter Issue #15: What is Sick Building Syndrome?

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Sick building syndrome is a technical term for a tightly sealed building with small ventilation systems. These buildings are often the result of cost-cutting measures used in construction, and combined with the use of chemical cleaning compounds, solvents, and other lung irritants inside those buildings, the indoor air quality can pose a serious threat to cardiovascular health.

People take it for granted that a near perfect filtration system is not going to be installed in a sick building situation due to budgetary constraints or other hindrances. What can you do to help yourself in such conditions? The best thing you can do is to bring some kind of portable Air Filtration system to work with you. You may not be able to do anything about the overall situation, but your actions may raise the awareness level where you work. You could start a trend, and find that your coworkers all want better air, too. Some air filtration products are better than none at all.

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