Sick Building Syndrome
Symptoms consistently appear in an individual upon entering a building.
Symptoms disappear when individual leaves building.
Often occurs in new, poorly ventilated, or recently refurbished office building.
- combustion products
- household chemicals
- biological materials & vapors
- emissions from building furnishings
Irritancy to eyes, nose, throat are predominant symptoms.
Sensitivity may increase with repeated exposures.
Some chronic diseases associated with SBS.
...... last changed 12/25/99
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