Definition of sick building syndrome in English:

sick building syndrome

Line breaks: sick build|ing syn|drome

noun

[mass noun]
  • A condition affecting office workers, typically marked by headaches and respiratory problems, attributed to unhealthy or stressful factors in the working environment such as poor ventilation.
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    • Lost U.S. worker productivity associated with related conditions such as sick building syndrome has been estimated at $10 billion/year.
    • The diagnosis of mass psychogenic illness shares many characteristics with sick building syndrome and other such illnesses, further obscuring the issue for physicians.
    • If you feel you might have sick building syndrome or a building-related illness, you can ask your family physician for a referral to one of the five occupational health clinics in Montreal.

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