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sick building syndrome

noun
  1. an illness caused by exposure to pollutants or germs inside an airtight building.
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Origin of sick building syndrome

First recorded in 1980–85
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British Dictionary definitions for sick building syndrome

sick building syndrome

noun
  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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sick building syndrome in Medicine

sick building syndrome

n.
  1. An illness affecting workers in office buildings, characterized by skin irritations, headache, and respiratory problems, and thought to be caused by indoor pollutants, microorganisms, or inadequate ventilation.
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sick building syndrome in Science

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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