SBS is a term used to describe a building in which the occupants experience a range of symptoms causing discomfort and a sense of being unwell, rather than specific illnesses.
These buildings are typically modern offices which have mechanical ventilation or air conditioning. It is a complex problem and much of the evidence for it is inconclusive and circumstantial. Both physical and psychological causes have been suggested.
The range of symptoms may include: eye, nose and throat irritation, sensitisation of mucus membranes and skin, skin rash, headaches, high frequency of infection and coughs, hoarseness, wheezing, itching, and unspecified hypersensitivity, nausea and dizziness.
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