sick building syndrome

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sick building syndrome

n.
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. Also called building sickness.
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sick building syndrome

n
(Pathology) 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′ build′ing syn`drome


n.
an illness caused by exposure to pollutants or germs inside an airtight building.
[1980–85]
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