building sickness


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building sickness

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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65) Building sickness can develop when a building is not operated or maintained as intended by its original design or prescribed operating procedures.
Furthermore, since HVAC coils, ducts and other elements may serve as a breeding ground for biological contaminants or allergens, failure to inspect and service the system can result in building sickness.

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