Epidemiology of the sick building syndrome

Andrea Apter, Anne Bracker, Michael Hodgson, James D Sidman, Wing Yan Leung

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The sick building syndrome (SBS) has been the subject of serious scientific inquiry only in the past 10 years. It is commonly accepted to represent eye, nose, and throat irritation; headaches, lethargy, difficulty concentrating, and sometimes dizziness; nausea, chest tightness; and other symptoms. Evidence suggests that what is called the SBS is at least three separate entities, each of which has at least one cause. This review will summarize the epidemiologic investigations of the SBS and present an overview of etiologic hypotheses. (J ALLERGYCLINIMMUNOL1994;94:277-88.).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-288
Number of pages12
JournalThe Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Issue number2 SUPPL. 18
StatePublished - Aug 1994


  • Indoor air
  • epidemiology
  • occupational health
  • sick building syndrome


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