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What is a Sick House?

Humans breathe in about fifty pounds of air every day. We are as much what we breathe as what we eat. People who live in "sick homes" often suffer from a variety of health problems including allergies, asthma, sinus conditions, respiratory problems, chemical sensitivity, pneumonitis, cancer and chronic fatigue.

A sick house is a house with a serious air quality problem. The area can be described as "sick," mainly because people develop symptoms of illness such as headaches, watery eyes, nausea, skin disorders and fatigue when they must spend considerable time where there is a build-up of air pollutants from household products, building materials, formaldehyde and/or respirable particles. Most sick houses are usually houses with a serious moisture problem. Moisture also plays an important role in promoting the growth and spread of mold. Molds produce spores, tiny encased "seeds," which float in the air. Under severe contamination thousands of mold spores can be suspended in each cubic foot of air. When people are exposed to mold spores over and over they can develop allergic symptoms.

Visible mold is easy to identify because of its discoloration and odor. Keeping humidity in a home low can help keep visible mildew from returning. But when mold spores get into the air conditioning system, they can settle in the air conditioning ductwork along with dust and other contaminants. Air conditioning duct systems, can be virtual incubators for microbial pollutants such as mold and bacteria. With the alternating high and low humidity conditions which regularly occur in air conditioning ducts during air conditioner operation, molds will grow, spread, produce spores and distribute the spores throughout a house. Mold contamination in air conditioning ducts poses a serious problem.

The symptoms may come and go fairly quickly -- you may notice them within an hour or two of entering a building but also notice that they will be gone within an hour or two of leaving a building. There is no objective test that measures these symptoms, so it's more a matter of paying attention to the symptoms and trying to pinpoint when you have them and where you are when they strike.

If you are sneezing, coughing, wheezing or have a headache that just won't go away, your house may be making you sick. Cleaning the place from top to bottom won't make the problem go away. In fact, some of the household products you use to get the bathtub to sparkle or the kitchen floor to shine may cause eye, nose and throat irritation plus headaches in the short term. Lead paint, pesticides, and pollution can also contribute to sick house syndrome. In fact, the health risks from pollution within homes and offices may be greater than from exposure to outdoor pollution in our largest cities. A Mayo Clinic report has suggested that indoor contaminants contributed to the doubling of asthma rates among children between 1964 and 1983.

Our homes and offices can get sick when they're sealed tightly to prevent noise, pollution, or cold air from entering. Unfortunately, this also prevents harmful fumes caused by paints, cleaning products, and deodorizers from getting out. Another problem with a tightly sealed house is the lack of ventilation that can cause mold to grow. This is found to be a danger not only to your health, but it can also damage the structure of your house. Especially in rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms where humidity is high, proper ventilation is essential.

 

 

 


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