sick building syndrome

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1995
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A definition of the term "sick building syndrome" is presented. It refers to an excess of work-related irritations of the skin and mucous membranes and other symptoms, including headache, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating, reported by workers in modern office buildings. The cause of this syndrome is not known, but the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has linked it to poor indoor air quality.


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