sick building syndrome

noun

Definition of sick building syndrome

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

First Known Use of sick building syndrome

1983


Medical Dictionary

sick building syndrome

noun sick build·ing syndrome \ -ˈbil-diŋ- \

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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