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sick building syndrome


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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. Also called building sickness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the adverse environmental conditions in a building that pose a health risk to its occupants
  • n. the symptoms experienced by people who work there


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