PRIME Engineering & Environmental Building ServicesSick Building Syndrome (SBS)

The term "sick building syndrome" (SBS) is used to describe situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified. The complaints may be localized in a particular room or zone, or may be widespread throughout the building. In contrast, the term "building related illness" (BRI) is used when symptoms of diagnosable illness are identified and can be attributed directly to airborne building contaminants.

A Word About Radon and Asbestos...

SBS and BRI are associated with acute or immediate health problems; radon and asbestos cause long-term diseases which occur years after exposure, and are therefore not considered to be among the causes of sick buildings. This is not to say that the latter are not serious health risks; both should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of a building's IAQ.

Our Building Investigation Procedures for SBS

The goal of a building investigation is to identify and solve indoor air quality complaints in a way that prevents them from recurring and which avoids the creation of other problems. To achieve this goal, it is necessary for the investigator(s) to discover whether a complaint is actually related to indoor air quality, identify the cause of the complaint, and determine the most appropriate corrective actions.

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PRIME Engineering & Environmental Building Services

2801 Ocean Drive, Suite 101
Vero Beach, FL 32963
Phone: (772) 410–3752

2263 West New Haven Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32904
Phone: (321) 574-5503

10380 SW Village Center Drive
Port St. Lucie, FL 34987
Phone: (772) 237-3520

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