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Sick Building Syndrome

Sick House Syndrome

by Vaughn Aubuchon

A "1. Sick Building" can cause you to have

A Sick House results from poor IAQ -
     - 2.
Indoor Air Quality


Health Symptoms

   Foggy thinking


   Itchy, Red

   Digestive tract infections
   Upset bowels

    Chest tightness
    Difficulty breathing

     Allergic rhinitis
     Runny nose


Poor IAQ

3. Toxic Mold

Plumbing leak
High humidity
Lack of air circulation

4. Dust Mite Poop

Inadequate vacuuming
- Rugs, fabric couches

Inadequate washing of
sheets blankets and bedspreads.

5. Laminate flooring

Out gassing of formaldehyde from melamine resin binder

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1. Sick Building Syndrome Wiki

1. Signs and symptoms
"... gastrointestinal complaints ..."
"... relief after leaving the zone."
"Never happens in Palm Springs."


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2. Indoor Air Quality Wiki

1.4 Molds and other allergens
"plumbing leaks, improper ventilation"
"unseen mold growth in wall cavities"
"In areas where drywall becomes
moist and fails to dry within 48 hours,
mold mildew can propagate and
release allergenic spores into the air."


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3. Indoor Mold Health Hazards Wiki

1. Health effects

   ALLERGIC Reactions
   -- Nasal and sinus congestion
   -- Runny nose, eye irritation
   -- Itchy, red watery eyes
   -- wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, cough, throat irritation, skin irritation, headache, persistent sneezing.

Mold Health Issues Wiki

2.1 Fungal infection
"digestive tract infections"

Mycotoxin Wiki

3.1 In indoor environments
"... stresses the importance of
moisture controls and ventilation
within residential homes ..."

Stachybotrys Chartarum Wiki
The BAD BOY - Black slime mold

The BIG Texas Case

Water Damage Wiki

Category 3 - Sewage Water
"Known as 'black water' and
is grossly unsanitary."
"This water ... causes
severe discomfort and sickness."


When you encounter a leaky sewer drain, the time to fix it is NOW, not later. The longer you wait, the worse the problem gets. And the more expensive to fix.

1. The source of the moisture must be removed

2. Lots of fresh air must be provided, to hinder and inhibit continued mold growth.

Local mold remediation

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4. Dust Mite Poop

(2) Health Issues
"... feces ... are major inducers of allergic reactions such as wheezing."

Control techniques
"Dust mites and their feces and other allergens which they produce are major constituents of house dust, but because they are so heavy, they are not suspended for long in the air. They are generally found on the floor and other surfaces until disturbed (by walking, for example). It could take somewhere between twenty minutes and two hours for dust mites to settle back down out of the air."


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5. Laminate Flooring

(4) Potential Health Effects
"Laminate flooring is often made of Melamine resin, a compound made of formaldehyde. The formaldehyde is more tightly bound in Melamine formaldehyde (MF) than it is in Urea-formaldehyde (UF), reducing emissions and potential health effects."

Melamine resin
(2.1) Construction material


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In order to avoid serious, persistent health issues -

It is very important to address IAQ Issues ASAP.



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