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Breathing Difficulties

Breathing difficulties caused by contaminated air inside office buildings can cause a range of medical respiratory problems.

Many people have breathing difficulties and other medical problems. Some of these medical problems such as a blocked nose or constant sniffles or have a cough they can’t seem to shake as well as have difficulty breathing. These sympmtoms can be brought on when breathing air- conditioned air. This is very common in office buildings and can often be attributed to Sick Building Syndrome.

The super fresh and super clean Oxygen Cluster Air clears the breathing passages and enables better breathing. Affected workers like coming to work because they can breathe better at work than even outside.

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Sick Building Syndrome

symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome are usually nonspecific

Sick Building Syndrome is a term used to describe a number of symptoms experienced by people who work or live in a building. The symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome are usually nonspecific and are usually accompanied by a general feeling of ill health. In a work environment, staff who are continuously unwell are absent from work more often and the syndrome represents a major occupational hazard.

The sick building syndrome describes a situation where no apparent cause for the continued illness of a specific group of people can be explained or identified. Complainants could be from all parts of the building or they can be from specific localised clusters. Health conditions suffered by the claimants are as follows:

Common Symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome

Headaches, reports of feeling dizzy, nausea, irritation of the eye, nose or throat possibly accompanied by a hoarse voice, a dry cough, skin conditions such as dryness or itchiness, difficulty in concentrating, fatigue, sensitivity to odours, inflammation of allergies, influenza and common cold symptoms, increased reports of asthma attacks and changes in personality (mental). Pregnancy problems and miscarriages have also been reported in sick buildings.

Although some neurotoxins can remain in the body, for the most part suffers of Sick Building Syndrome often report relief from their symptoms shortly after exiting the location.

Legionnaire’s disease is another disease which has been known to originate in the cooling towers of buildings. The same organism which Office buildingcauses legionnaires disease is also responsible for Pontiac fever. Humidifiers which have been contaminated with microorganisms have spread disease by humans breathing in the water droplets. Once infected, conditions such as respiratory infections as well as asthma and extrinsic allergic elveolitis, sometimes referred to as Monday Fever have been noted.

What causes Sick Building Syndrome?

It is thought that sick building syndrome is caused by chemical contaminants such as pollutants from outdoors being pumped inside the building. Also if the car park is not adequately ventilated, chemicals can leech in. Car parks produce formaldehyde, radon, lead paint, dust or asbestos which can enter the building through intake vents.

Pollutants originating from within the building have also been pinpointed as being responsible for sick buildings. Contaminants known for irritation are volatile organic compounds such as new carpets or upholstery and adhesives used in construction. Pesticides and other cleaning chemicals, combustion chemicals from stoves and heaters as well as personal deodorants and synthetic fragrances can also irritate.

Pollutants which can come from biological contaminants can also contribute to sick building. Fungus, moulds, pollen, viruses and bacteria all breed in water that is stagnant. Bird droppings are also host to a number of bacteria. Fever, chills, muscle aches, pains, a tight chest and cough are all symptoms stemming from biological contaminants.

Healthy Air

If a building has a lot of occupants, the spread of disease (particularly airborne diseases) can spread more rapidly. This is made worse with ineffectively sanitised air conditioner systems. Ventilation is an important consideration to avoid indoor air pollution.

Healthy air has an excess of Negative over Positive Ions. As the air in a building is re-circulated and is pumped through the ducting system, the friction of the air flowing through the ducts destroys Negative Ions. The destruction of negative ions results in an excess of Positive Ions.

Negative Ions are healthy whilst Positive Ions are detrimental to good healthbio-oxygen process cleans air in sick buildings. As the Positive Ions increase, people in hermetically sealed buildings begin to get tired, lose concentration and become irritable. The Oxygen Clusters produced by the Bio-Oxygen Process reduce excessive Positive Ions and Sick Building Syndrome. This is because they inject clouds of Electrons into the supply air, which counteract the Positive Ions. Further to this, Bio-Oxygen freshens and invigorates the room air.

Clean, fresh air can alleviate tiredness and restore loss of concentration in workers working long hours. Tired people can’t concentrate and therefore are more likely to make mistakes. Mistakes cost time and money to correct and reflects badly on your company’s image.

Breathing Difficulties

Many people have a constantly blocked nose or constant sniffles. This can contribute to a constant cough and difficulty breathing, which can be made worse when a person is breathing air-conditioned air. The super fresh and super clean Oxygen Cluster Air clears the breathing passages which enables better breathing. Workers who suffer from these ailments, usually report significant improvement and they begin enjoying coming to work.


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Air Purification

Air purifiers remove mould spores from the airAir purification is a primary service from Bio-Oxygen. Our range of products clean and sterilise the air in your building or business. Our Bio-Oxygen systems are installed in some of the world’s most prestigious buildings. Our air purifiers have a number of functions, primarily being keeping air conditioning systems functioning with clean air.

Air Purification

Air purifiers remove contaminants from the air within any enclosed space. Those spaces could be a room, an office, an apartment, a shop or an entire building. Air purifiers are known to be beneficial for allergy sufferers as well as those with asthma. Air purification is also efficient at removing cigarette smoke from the air.

There are many types of air purifiers on the market, however we believe our process is far more efficient and much cleaner.

Common Allergens

Common allergens such as Dust, pollen, pet dander, mould spores, and dust mite faeces can trigger allergies. Those sensitive to these triggers can experience breathing difficulties and shortness of breath. Also Sick Building Syndrome has been shown to produce these same health complaints.

Unintentional exposure to allergens can bring on episodes of sickness to people who have sensitivities. Air purifiers are becoming more sophisticated and can capture DNA damaging particulates, bacteria and viruses.

How the Bio-Oxygen Process Eliminates Mould Spores and Other Contaminants

The Bio Oxygen process is a highly efficient way to removed dangerous contaminants from the air we breathe. Our process cleans air inside the air conditioning unit, providing clean and sterilised air for inhabitants of any building, home or office. You can see how the Bio-Oxygen process works by watching the video on this page.

We have solutions for commercial cooking kitchens, water sewerage plants, food processing plants as well as cigarette smoke removal. See the customer solutions page for more information. Also feel free to contact us so that we can answer your inquiry in person.

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