Sick building syndrome
Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a collection of symptoms related to time spent in a specific location, but for which there is no other identifiable diagnosis or cause. Symptoms typically alleviate when leaving the building, although some may have prolonged effects.
History[edit | edit source]
Symptoms[edit | edit source]
- blocked or runny nose
- dry, itchy skin
- dry, sore eyes
- sore throat
- difficulty concentrating
- sensitivity to odors
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- Indoor Air Facts No. 4 (revised) - Environmental Protection Agency
- Building-related-illnesses] - MSD Manuals
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Sick building syndrome". nhs.uk. October 19, 2017. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
- "Indoor Air Facts No. 4 (revised) Sick Building Syndrome" (PDF). epa.gov. United States Environmental Protection Agency. August 2014. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
- Jafari, Mohammad Javad; Khajevandi, Ali Asghar; Mousavi Najarkola, Seyed Ali; Yekaninejad, Mir Saeed; Pourhoseingholi, Mohammad Amin; Omidi, Leila; Kalantary, Saba (2015). "Association of Sick Building Syndrome with Indoor Air Parameters". Tanaffos. 14 (1): 55–62. ISSN 1735-0344. PMC 4515331. PMID 26221153.
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