The term “Sick Building Syndrome” (SBS) is used to describe situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified.
Indicators of SBS include:
- Building occupants complain of symptoms associated with acute discomfort, e.g., headache, eye, nose, or throat irritation; dry cough; dry or itchy skin; dizziness and nausea; difficulty in concentrating; fatigue; and sensitivity to odors.
- The cause of the symptoms is not known.
- Most of the complainants report relief soon after leaving the building.
There can be many causes of Sick Building Syndrome, including inadequate ventilation, chemical contaminants, and biological contaminates. Many times the building or property owner or the facility operator are responsible for causing the Sick Building Syndrome, and many times there may be other causes unrelated to the building or facility.
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