Sick building syndrome Medical Assignment Help

The World Health Organization has defined the sick building syndrome as an excess of work-related irritation of the skin and mucous membranes (usually eyes, nose and throat) and other symptoms including headache, fatigue and difficulty in concentrating reported by workers in modern office buildings.
In 25% of cases a specific cause has been found, such as contamination of humidification systems, but in the remainder the symptoms have been attributed to reduced rates of ventilation with outdoor air. Increasing the supply of outdoor air does not, however, lower affected workers perception of their environment and some of the symptoms of this syndrome may well be psychological in nature.

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