Have You Suffered From Sick Building Syndrome?

Have You Suffered From Sick Building Syndrome?

You and all of your coworkers may be suffering from a mysterious phenomenon called "sick building syndrome (SBS)". This phenomenon is described by the Environmental Protection Agency as a situation where a building's occupants experience discomforting health effects, but no cause can be found. The effects can be linked directly to the time spent in the building. It is estimated that 30% of office building in the United States are "sick." Symptoms include headache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, shortness of breath, and more.

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    The Environmental Protection Agency defines sick building syndrome as "a situation where a building's occupants experience discomforting health effect even though no specific cause can be found." (0:46)

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    Symptoms of sick building syndrome include headache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, shortness of breath, coughing, and irritation of the throat, nose, skin, and eyes. (1:42)

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