SICK BUILDING SYNDROME
QUALITY OF ENVIRONMENTS
AND QUALITY OF LIFE
In 1984, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that more than 30% of newly constructed buildings could cause acute maladies on individuals who resided there for long periods of time.
Since then, things have not significantly improved, in fact they have deteriorated due to electromagnetic pollution. Thanks to international studies conducted directly in workplaces, a number of risk factors are now known, which determines how the quality of confined environments directly affects work performance and quality of life.
Since the mid-1980s, more and more frequent environmental disturbances have been reported due to staying in unsuitable indoor environments, the so-called "Sick Building Syndrome" (SBS).
Lapresse; Corriere.it; Nov.2009
For the first time measured biological modification in cerebrospinal fluid associated with prolonged use of wireless telephones and exposure to electromagnetic fields. A study conducted by the University of Örebro in Sweden has shown a strong correlation between cellular and cordless use and a protein (transthyretin) contained in cerebrospinal fluid responsible, among other things, to protect the brain from external influences.
In addition to the massive use of cellular phones, our offices and homes are actually places of great concentration of electromagnetic fields, from computers, printers, wireless phones and any technological equipment, which all makes our interior spaces more dense and full of congestion.
SICK BUILDING SYNDROME - EFFECTS
People affected complain of general symptoms such as headaches, tiredness, malaise, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, tension, and often specific symptoms such as eye, nose, respiratory, and occasionally skin irritation. Most SBS related alerts and examinations concern the workplace. Sick Building Syndrome may often occur in homes as well.
Failure to optimize human resources is often linked to environmentally-friendly blocks and inefficient space management.
DECREASE IN PRODUCTIVITY - ABSENTEEISM
The total cost of Sick Building Syndrome on a country's economy is not easy to calculate exhaustively, but international estimates indicate that it is not only meaningful but substantial.The economic costs would be due to the reduction in work performance and the increase in sickness absenteeism.
In an official British and American study, productivity loss was estimated at 3% in the case of "staff disease leave" up to 33% for "impaired productivity of the same staff".
In America, more than 10% of the working population is effected by Sick Building Syndrome with an economic cost of between 5 and 20 billion dollars. Adding the costs associated with health insurance and medical expenses, the total cost would reach 0.5-1.0% of GNP. In individual companies, it means: increased absenteeism, reduced overtime, increased turn-over and increased pressure on entrepreneurs and top managers.
FOR OFFICES, PUBLIC SPACES, PRIVATE HOMES
Several European countries have launched medical protocols on Sick Building Syndrome. The future of medicine is increasingly orienting towards preventive medicine and habitat.
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