Building-related illness


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Building-related illness

Diagnosable illness whose cause and symptoms can be directly attributed to a specific pollutant source within a building, such as Legionnaire’s disease, hypersensitivity, pneumonitis, attributed directly to airborne building contaminants.
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The assessor can then complete a checklist developed to flag noticeable IAQ problem indicators and reports of previous incidents of building-related illness.
SBS victims of SBS differ form those suffering from building-related illness in that SBS symptoms appear when the occupants enter the building and dissipate when they leave.
Given the above and the activities of the patient likely leading to aerosolization of the fungal contamination, there is no reason to believe exposure to thermophilic organisms played a role in this patient's building-related illness.
Key words: bioaerosol, building-related illness, fungi, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, mycotoxin, Stachybotrys, water damage.
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