Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)

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Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) by Mind Map: Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)

1. USED TO DESCRIBE A SITUATION IN WHICH THE OCCUPANTS OF A BUILDING EXPERIENCE ACUTE HEALTH-OR-COMFORT-RELATED EFFECTS THAT SEEM TO BE LINKED DIRECTLY TO THE TIME SPENT IN BUILDING

1.1. illness in some people after they exposed to as yet undefined chemical biological ,or physical agents that are thought to be found in building(s).

2. Syndrome

2.1. headache

2.2. nausea

2.3. diarrhea

2.4. cough

2.5. bloating

2.6. gas

3. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

3.1. 1. PVC cement and primer ,various adhesives,contact cement ,model cement

3.1.1. tetrahydrofuran ,cyclohexane

3.2. 2. Dry cleaned clothes ,spot removers ,fabric /leather cleaners

3.2.1. tetrachloroethene

3.3. 3.nail polish ,nail polish remover

3.3.1. acetone,ethyl alcohol

4. source VOC in UTHM

4.1. 1. On road vehicle

4.2. 2.Industrial process

4.3. 3. Solvent use

5. Remedial action to reduce SBS

5.1. 1. taking regular breaks outside of the building by eating lunch outdoor

5.2. 2. opening your windows to get some fresh air

5.3. 3.using caution with any indoor chemicals exp : bleach ,insecticides

6. Effect of VOC to health

6.1. throat irritation

6.2. headaches

6.3. damages to the liver,kidney central nervous system