Pretty much what the title says, can mold in a building cause fatigue?

I've been working with the same company for almost 11 years. The first 2 and a half years I was at another building until they moved my department to another one. My health at that building was never in question, didn't seem like anything effected me at all.

I know ever since coming into this building my allergies started getting worse and my sinuses would bother me really bad as well. Literally I could walk into the building and my eyes would turn bloodshot red because of whatever is in the building.

Lately when I've been coming into work, I feel so tired/fatigued after being in the building for about 10-15 minutes or so, and it doesn't go away. I know they found mold in the building before when they stripped down the wallpaper.

Can mold in a building cause fatigue?


Yes, it's certainly possible that there is mold or other agents in the building that can be either causing or contributing to allergy and fatigue symptoms.

Here is a writeup on what is called sick building syndrome (SBS) from National Health in the UK. Here is a writeup on various agents that can cause the same symptoms from a doctor's blog. There is a similar malady titled "tight" building syndrome as well. SBS can produce the following symptoms:

  • headaches and dizziness
  • nausea
  • aches and pains
  • fatigue
  • poor concentration
  • shortness of breath or chest tightness
  • eye and throat irritation

There are quite a few different writeups on SBS and mold related fatigue, and they all seem to indicate that there can be significant health effects from things such as poorly cleaned and/or designed ventilation systems, agents in the carpet/walls, etc. I would highly encourage you to pursue this and get it cleared up.

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