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Sick Building Syndrome Topic Guide

Sick Building Syndrome Sick Building Syndrome: Sick building syndrome is a condition in which several of a building's occupants come down with a variety of symptoms and signs that may include nausea; ear, nose, or throat irritation; headaches; fatigue; rash; or dizziness. Inadequate ventilation and chemical contaminants from indoors or outdoors are thought to be the cause of sick building syndrome. Treatment may involve changing the air filters, increasing the ventilation rates of the HVAC system, instituting smoking regulations, or storing chemicals in areas with sufficient ventilation.

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