sick building syndrome


sick building syndrome

noun

Definition of SICK BUILDING SYNDROME

:  a set of symptoms (as headache, fatigue, and eye irritation) typically affecting workers in modern airtight office buildings that is believed to be caused by indoor pollutants (as formaldehyde fumes or microorganisms) — compare multiple chemical sensitivity

First Known Use of SICK BUILDING SYNDROME

1983

sick build·ing syndrome

noun \-ˈbil-diŋ-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SICK BUILDING SYNDROME

: a set of symptoms (as headache, fatigue, eye irritation, and breathing difficulties) that typically affect workers in modern airtight office buildings, that are believed to be caused by indoor pollutants (as formaldehyde fumes, particulate matter, or microorganisms), and that tend to disappear when affected individuals leave the building—abbreviation SBS; compare building-related illness

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