Sick building syndrome, also known as building-related illness, is a controversial subject shrouded in mystery, hearsay, and conflicting arguments. The fact that there are no diagnostic tests and specific treatments for it stirs even more confusion.
What is clear, though, is that many people seem to succumb to illnesses as the result of exposure to a host of biological, physical, and chemical agents present in residential and commercial buildings. Therefore, sick building syndrome can be considered an umbrella term for multifarious risk factors and symptoms that occur in indoor environments.
And no matter how we choose to call them, rest assured that they are real.
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A growing number of consumers are resolving to live a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. According to a survey that was conducted in 2015, 83% of Americans polled said that they want to take personal responsibility for the environment. Apart from using resources wisely and buying goods for personal consumption, this also applies to items that we plan to give our loved ones in order to better spread the message and importance of an eco-friendly lifestyle. If you need a last-minute present for the holidays or a birthday, consider these unique and sustainable gift ideas.
Craving something sweet? Usually we go for the not-so-healthy sugary foods to ease our fancy, but here are 7 healthier foods that get rid of those sugar cravings:
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In the depths of winter, with daylight slipping away before evening and temperatures barely hitting the freezing mark, many couples face a different kind of seasonal change: seasonal affective disorder. The psychological condition known as SAD is characterized as a major depression that arrives in the fall or winter and lifts in the spring or summer.
Here are 12 ways you can try to ease the winter blues:
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