Welcome To Zaara Biotech.

Zaara biotech is a Biotechnology Start-up company established

in 2016 focusing on Research in Energy and Food crisis using

Micro- Algae.

Our vision is to enhance the quality of life for the people around the globe by delivering healthy food, together with a better environment for mankind to strive for.

Zaara Biotech launched a number of high-nutrition products including the iconic Blite cookies.

With the collaboration from ICAR-CIFT for research and development, the company improved upon its products with algal-seaweed technology adding to its quality and taste.

With every bite of B-lite spirulina cookies, you consume digestible natural proteins, sufficient amounts of dietary fibre, calcium and iron.With its nutritional goodness, a single pack of these cookies can compensate entirely for a missed meal.

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Is Your Building Making You Sick? Recognizing and Preventing Sick Building Syndrome

March 20, 20243 min read

"Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea." - Yoshio Taniguchi

Have you ever noticed that you feel sluggish, headachy, or just plain "off" after spending time in a certain office building, school, or even your own home? You might not be imagining it- you could be experiencing Sick Building Syndrome (SBS).

In the modern era, where a significant portion of our lives is spent indoors, the quality of the indoor environment has a profound impact on our well-being. However, the increasing prevalence of "Sick Building Syndrome" (SBS) has brought attention to the potential hazards lurking within the walls of our workplaces, homes, and public spaces. This phenomenon, characterized by a range of symptoms related to spending time in a particular building, has become a pressing concern for health and safety experts.

Understanding Sick Building Syndrome

Sick Building Syndrome is a term used to describe a range of nonspecific symptoms that individuals experience while inside a particular building. These symptoms typically occur without any identifiable cause, making it challenging to pinpoint the root of the problem. Common manifestations of SBS include headaches, eye irritation, fatigue, dizziness, and respiratory issues. While the symptoms are generally temporary and alleviated upon leaving the building, their regular occurrence can significantly impact an individual's quality of life.

Symptoms

The symptoms of SBS can vary depending on the individual and the building's specific issues. Common symptoms include:

● Respiratory problems: Coughing, sneezing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat.

● Headaches and dizziness

● Fatigue and difficulty concentrating

● Skin irritation

● Nausea and dizziness

Who is most at risk?

While anyone can develop SBS, some groups are more susceptible, including:

● Individuals with allergies or asthma

● People with weakened immune systems

● Children and older adults

Causes of Sick Building Syndrome

The exact cause of SBS is unknown, but it's believed to be a result of multiple factors, such as:

● Poor indoor air quality: This can be caused by inadequate ventilation, high levels of pollutants such as dust, mold, and chemicals, and exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from building materials and furnishings.

● Poorventilation: Inadequate ventilation can lead to a buildup of indoor pollutants and insufficient oxygen levels, contributing to SBS symptoms.

● Improper temperature and humidity control: Both too high and too low temperatures and humidity levels can create discomfort and contribute to SBS symptoms.

● Biological contaminants: Mold, bacteria, and dust mites can grow in damp and poorly ventilated buildings, causing respiratory irritation and other symptoms.

● Psychological factors: Stress and anxiety can contribute to or worsen symptoms.

Prevention

Several measures can be taken to prevent SBS, including:

● Maintaining good indoor air quality: Regularly cleaning and maintaining ventilation systems, using low-VOC building materials and furnishings, and controlling indoor humidity levels.

● Implementing proper ventilation: Ensuring adequate fresh air intake and exhaust of stale air

● Controlling temperature and humidity: Maintaining comfortable room temperatures and humidity levels.

● Identifying and addressing contaminant sources: Identifying and addressing sources of mold, dust, and other contaminants.

● Promoting occupant awareness and education: Educating building occupants about SBS and how to prevent it. If you suspect you may be experiencing SBS:

● Consult a doctor: They can help diagnose the cause of your symptoms and recommend treatment.

● Report the issue to building management: They can investigate the cause of the problem and take necessary steps to improve indoor air quality.

● Consider reducing time spent in the building: If possible, try to spend less time in the building, especially if your symptoms worsen when you are there.

Remember

SBS is a complex issue with no single solution. However, by taking steps to improve indoor air quality and working with building management, you can help prevent or reduce your risk of developing symptoms.

Shristi Gairola

Biotechnology Enthusiast and Content Writer

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C.E.O’s message

Zaara Biotech started out as as a college project, and despite the passage of years, we still remain steadfast in our initial motivation for its creation – the development and production of sustainable technology, emphasizing quality, efficacy, and practicality.

The FMCG sector has been the driving force behind our growth, leveraging Algal and seaweed technology. We have successfully carved our niche in the market, embodying a customer-centric approach. We go to great lengths to deliver the best nature has to offer, ensuring the highest safety and quality checks at every stage of design and production.

Our aspiration is to be a beacon of trust and sustainability, setting a standard in the biotechnology sector, with a core focus on Algal and seaweed technology.

The unhealthy elements like cholesterol,

trans fat and white sugar are completely

absent, making b-lite cookies a great choice

for the health-conscious person

MADE IN LOCAL

Making a great startup ecosystem in Kerala, Zaara Biotech manufactures Customized Photo bioreactors for Educational institutions and laboratories by the support of various startups across the fields of Electrical and Electronics and AI in Kerala. These sophisticated cost effective designs will flourish next generation laboratory equipment range which is made within a local ecosystem while keeping international standards.