Is Sick Building Syndrome Making An Unwelcome Comeback?

Sick building syndrome is largely believed to be a phenomenon of the nineties but shock new findings in a survey carried out by intelligent business technology experts the Remark Group show that it may well be making an unwelcome return. Remark Group’s ‘Air Quality and Wellbeing at Work’ 2019 survey of over 1,000 UK office workers, has revealed that 86 per cent get headaches at work, with almost a quarter of people saying they get them every day. Shockingly, 80 per cent think that poor indoor air quality could be having a negative impact on their health with the same amount reporting it could be having a similar effect on their productivity at work. 57 per cent think air quality is affecting their mental/physical health. “Today’s office environments can drain happiness, health and even productivity but ensuring that air quality is regulated can reduce symptoms such as headaches, fatigue and eye irritation, while increasing productivity and general wellbeing.” “The sensors we used monitored nine different elements, with the most important being humidity, temperature and carbon dioxide. By using air quality sensors, you can maintain the right level of air quality and enable all employees to benefit from a comfortable working environment.” Air purifiers can assist in removing contaminants from the air in a room to improve air quality.


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