Sick Building Syndrone. What is it ? Are we suffering? 
 
Sick Building Syndrone is normally related to poor air quality  
When issues such as sore throats , runny noses, sore eyes, headaches and dry or itchy skin regularly manifests themselves amongst workers or within your family environment, then futher investigation is necessary 
 
The Process 
With any form of analytic measurement it is often not sensible to go out and buy the first peice of kit that says " hey i monitor xxx down to the ppm level.  
The most effective approach is to follow the following procedure 
Find a reference monitoring standard or standard monitoring method. 
Find equipment that complies with the standard 
Carry out test work in accordance with the standard 
Carry out analysis of samples in accordance with the standard 
Convert results into the reuired concentration format 
Write a report 
Key Symptons and Monitoring 
The main symptons are : 
Dry and itchy skin 
Dry and sore eyes 
Runny Nose and or blocked nose/ sinus 
headaches, tiredness, poor concentration 
 
This may manifest itself in an increase in staff absence, reduced overtime and extended breaks. Reduced efficiency and an increase in complaints 
 
Sick building syndrome is not an illness but a term used to describe a set of traits observed under certain conditions. 
It is usually made up of two factors : 
Physical factors- temp, air flow, light, noise 
Job Factors- hapiness, fulfilment  
 
If you staff or workplace observe a sudden increase in complaints of these types of feelings, then a simple investigation would begin by talking to people and understanding what they are feeling  
You may wish to perfrom some monitoring  
Environmental Monitorings approach is to enable you to do the monitoring  
So we can initially hire or sell you the following items: 
 
 
VOC monitoring from furniture and fittings 
 
We can provide you with reference methods of monitoring and a simple report