sick building syndrome

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a set of symptoms that affect people when they are in a building and not when they leave the building, but that cannot be traced to specific pollutants or sources within the building

Commerce

  • noun a condition where many people working in a building feel ill or have headaches, caused by blocked air-conditioning ducts in which stale air is recycled round the building, often carrying allergenic substances or bacteria
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