sick building syndrome

sick building syndrome

noun
an illness caused by exposure to pollutants or germs inside an airtight building.

Origin:
1980–85

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sick building syndrome
 
n
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 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.

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sick building syndrome   (sĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
An illness affecting workers in office buildings, characterized by skin irritation, headache, and respiratory problems, and thought to be caused by indoor pollutants, microorganisms, or inadequate ventilation.
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