Are your employees complaining about headaches, feeling tired or have difficulty concentrating?
We’re always told to be mindful of wellbeing in the workplace. Team building exercises, mindful Mondays, time-management workshops, you’ve tried it all but have you ever considered sick building syndrome (SBS)? It’s time to get to the route of the problem.
What is SBS?
(SBS) is thought to be caused by being in a building or enclosed space with poor indoor air quality. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 30% of new and remodelled buildings have poor indoor air quality. Sometimes diagnosing SBS can be difficult because there are a wide range of symptoms which can also mimic other illnesses like the common cold.
What are the symptoms of sick building syndrome?
SBS symptoms can affect your physical health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Some of the symptoms include:
- throat irritation
- breathing difficulties
- runny nose
- allergy-like symptoms, such as sneezing
- burning sensations in the nose
- dry, itchy skin rashes
- difficulty concentrating
- body aches
If you have allergies or respiratory problems, you may experience increased symptoms.
Causes of Sick Building Syndrome
- buildings with poor ventilation, such as schools, offices, and public spaces
- high levels of dust
- the presence of mould or fungus
- chemicals in the air from cleaning products
- heat or low humidity
SBS in the workplace
SBS can have a huge effect on wellbeing in the workplace, and it is becoming more and more common. Although people with SBS don’t have a disease that a doctor can detects the suffering is undeniable, in some cases the symptoms are so severe that a person can no longer work in the building.
In fact, the EPA has estimated that businesses in the U.S. lose $60 billion per year due to lost productivity. So, sick buildings syndrome can have huge financial impacts on a business.
Here’s our solution
Increase wellbeing in the workplace with Home-Fresh®.
Our superior technology can be added to almost everything to prevent mould, odour causing bacteria and the all important indoor pollutants which cause SBS.
We ensure that building materials retain all of their original qualities but with added long-term freshness and protection from pathogens.
We can promise a healthier living until that wall is knocked down and we’re confident that you’ll be using the best products in the market.
Choose Home-Fresh® for healthier buildings and wellbeing in the workplace!
“Prevention is better than a cure” – Jigna Varu, CEO of Home-Fresh®