building related illness

Definitions

General Science

  • noun
    (written as building-related illness)
    an illness that can be traced to a specific pollutant or source within a building

Construction

  • A diagnosable illness whose cause and symptoms can be directly attributed to a specific pollutant source within a building (e.g., Legionnaire's disease, hypersensitivity, pneumonitis). (See also: sick building syndrome.)
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