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03 August 2012

FAQ: Sick building syndrome

Sick building syndrome is when people who occupy a building experience symptoms that occur mainly when they spend time there. The cause is thought to be poor indoor air quality.

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"Sick building syndrome" is when people who regularly occupy a building experience symptoms (such as headache, dizziness or a cough) that occur mainly when they spend time there.

The cause of sick building syndrome is thought to be various indoor air quality problems, such as poor ventilation, faulty air conditioning systems and chemical pollutants.

- Olivia Rose-Innes, EnviroHealth Editor, Health24, April 2012 

 
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