sick building syndrome

  1. an illness caused by exposure to pollutants or germs inside an airtight building.

Origin of sick building syndrome

First recorded in 1980–85

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British Dictionary definitions for sick building syndrome

sick building syndrome

  1. a group of symptoms, such as headaches, eye irritation, and lethargy, that may be experienced by workers in offices with limited ventilation

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Scientific definitions for sick building syndrome

sick building syndrome

[ sĭk ]

  1. An illness affecting workers in office buildings, characterized by skin irritation, headache, and respiratory problems, and thought to be caused by indoor pollutants, microorganisms, or inadequate ventilation.

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