Did you know that Black Mould causes health issues?

Black mold can cause health problems, including respiratory issues such as sinusitis. Black mold, also known as Stachybotrys chartarum, produces mycotoxins that can be harmful to humans if inhaled or ingested. Common symptoms of exposure to black mold include coughing, wheezing, sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, and skin irritation. In severe cases, exposure to black mold can also cause fever, headaches, and nausea. It is important to address any mold issues in your home or workplace as soon as possible to prevent potential health problems.

Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is a condition in which occupants of a building experience acute health or comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in that building, but where no specific illness or cause can be identified. The symptoms can vary widely and may include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, eye, nose, or throat irritation, dry cough, dry or itchy skin, difficulty in concentrating, sensitivity to odors, and other nonspecific symptoms.

The underlying causes of Sick Building Syndrome are not well understood, but it is generally believed to be a combination of factors such as poor indoor air quality, inadequate ventilation, chemical contaminants from indoor and outdoor sources, biological contaminants such as mold, and other stressors. Additionally, certain factors such as poor lighting, noise, and poor ergonomic design may contribute to SBS.

Sick Building Syndrome can occur in any type of building, including offices, schools, and residential homes. It can have a significant impact on the health and productivity of occupants, as well as on the economic costs associated with absenteeism and medical care. Addressing the root causes of Sick Building Syndrome requires a thorough investigation of the building and its ventilation systems, as well as identification and remediation of any environmental factors that may be contributing to the symptoms.