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#1 2019-10-03 19:47:14

Alex
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Registered: 2019-10-03
Posts: 2

Dirty sock syndrome

Good afternoon, can you tell me how you resolve this issue, what we can do? In my last 1 year I drive 3 citroen dispatch with that this DSS and my employer says I have a medical issue.

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#2 2019-10-03 23:42:53

kenbw2
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From: Bradford/Preston/Anywhere
Registered: 2017-11-26
Posts: 471

Re: Dirty sock syndrome

Dirty sock?


2000 Citroen Dispatch 1.9TD XUD9 Camper Conversion + full time home
1999 Citroen Dispatch 1.9D DW8 Disassembled Camper Conversion
1996 Peugeot 806 1.9TD XUD9 Spare vehicle
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#3 2019-10-04 13:41:10

vaz2121
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From: SW. Scotland
Registered: 2015-08-31
Posts: 690

Re: Dirty sock syndrome

Alex wrote:

Good afternoon, can you tell me how you resolve this issue, what we can do? In my last 1 year I drive 3 citroen dispatch with that this DSS and my employer says I have a medical issue.

I'm like kenbw2 at a bit of a loss

How ever...............

Dirty sock syndrome is the moldy smelling odor that comes from your air conditioner or heat pump when you first turn it on or when a heat pump goes into the defrost cycle It smells similar to dirty gym socks which is where the name comes from. It is caused by mold and bacteria on the evaporator


Are we on the right track?

Obviously the Vehicles would all need to be fitted with A/C ...........
However I'd also point out about the possibility of Legionnaires if this is the case


"Legionnaires' disease is a potentially fatal type of pneumonia, contracted by inhaling airborne water droplets containing viable Legionella bacteria. Such droplets can be created, for example, by: hot and cold water outlets; atomisers; wet air conditioning plant; and whirlpool or hydrotherapy baths."

Last edited by vaz2121 (2019-10-04 14:31:12)

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#4 2019-10-04 17:03:18

Alex
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Registered: 2019-10-03
Posts: 2

Re: Dirty sock syndrome

So, can be repaired? I think becase of the van I get sickc (bell's palsy and very big headache).

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#5 2019-10-04 21:25:06

vaz2121
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From: SW. Scotland
Registered: 2015-08-31
Posts: 690

Re: Dirty sock syndrome

Alex wrote:

So, can be repaired? I think becase of the van I get sickc (bell's palsy and very big headache).

This Sounds quite serious................
I'm unsure if it's only because you've be using A/C and others haven't that this has come to light............

But make sure the A/C's evaporator drain is clear and not allowing the acumulation of stagnant water and hence Helping the growth of Mold and harbouring the potential of Legionnaires.................
I'd suspect the airducts feediging off the A/C will also need cleansing along with A/C unit and I'd think all should be well after that...............

How to go about that procedure and achieve a satisfactory outcome .............will need some research.............

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#6 2019-10-15 18:31:26

GRIFFIN
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From: DURHAM
Registered: 2019-03-16
Posts: 89

Re: Dirty sock syndrome

Might be worth a trip to a specialist vehicle air conditioning service centre and see what they say?
They probably have the equipment and cleaning chemicals to do the job.


If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same

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