Other threat substances

Other threat substances

OTHER THREAT SUBSTANCES  found indoors

Biological pollutants – microscopic fungi, mites, protozoa, bacteria and their vital activity products.

Volatile organic compounds – used in construction works. There can be tenths times more substances such as formaldehyde, pesticides, organic solvents, benzene in rooms than outside. They can be found in rubber products, adhesives, decoration materials, artificial carpeting, linoleum, plastics, etc. New synthetic materials that can be added to this group appear.

Heavy metal compounds - often found in buildings’ built before 1990 decoration materials. Office building constructions – wall decoration and window glazing technologies - completely nullify natural ventilation possibility by sealing up the room from outside environment. Walls between offices allow electromagnetic waves to pass freely into all floor are.

Effects on health

Named substances influence the formation of sick building syndrome (SBS) as a result of which such symptoms arise: general tiredness, dizziness, headache, shortness of breath, difficulty to concentrate, eye itching and redness of eyelids. As well as effect on skin: itching, redness and rashes, drying and flaking, acceleration of skin aging and skin cell damage.