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Indian J Occup Environ Med. 2008 Aug;12(2):61-4. doi: 10.4103/0019-5278.43262.

The sick building syndrome.

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Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India.

Abstract

The sick building syndrome comprises of various nonspecific symptoms that occur in the occupants of a building. This feeling of ill health increases sickness absenteeism and causes a decrease in productivity of the workers. As this syndrome is increasingly becoming a major occupational hazard, the cause, management and prevention of this condition have been discussed in this article.

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Building; sick; syndrome

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