Articles of Interest

This section of the AEHA website contains a collection of articles that we found to be of interest. Please also check out the Resources Section of the website which provides further information that may be of interest to those afflicted by environmental illness.  Articles are listed below:  



Indoor Air Quality and Sick Buildings

In the June 5, 2000 issue, BusinessWeek magazine ran a very disturbing cover story entitled "Is Your Office Killing You?" This story outlines how a hotel chain in Cincinnati uncovered that one of its buildings was totally polluted with toxic moulds and how its general manager`s lungs became scarred from breathing in the moulds` toxic fungal spores. This employee is currently reported as having to take 17 different drugs each day, having developed pulmonary fibrosis, a painful debilitating and sometimes fatal disease. To read the full story, go to the BusinessWeek website, and do a search on previous issues. You may also want to check out in this same issue, other revealing associated stories on sick buildings: Diagnosing a Sick Building; Do You Work in a Toxin Factory?; Why the Air and Light are so Much Better in Paris; How to Diagnose a Sick Building; and, It Pays to Tell the Truth.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no affiliation between the Allergy and Environmental Health Association (Ottawa Branch) website and the BusinessWeek website.


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