Recently new illnesses arising from pollutants in exterior and interior housing have become a subject of discussion.
Sick House derives from the medical terminology Sick Building Syndrome. "Sick House Syndrome" describes the symptoms and illnesses brought about by living in polluted buildings.
Symptoms include headaches, nausea, indisposition, allergies, and atopy.
Cause of Allergies
Allergens (different per individual)
Mites and mould owing to condensation from insufficient moisture control
The build up of chemical pollutants from new interior construction materials
Cause of Toxicosis
Wood preservatives and insecticides used for foundations and tatami mats
Wood preservatives and insecticides used on some imported timber
Cause of Chemical Allergies
Formaldehyde which is in synthetic resins, paints and plywood
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC): solvents, adhesive agents, fire retardant treatments, wood preservatives and insecticides, which are in paints, wallpapers, vinyl cloth, carpets, floor wax, tatami mats, soils, timber etc