Sick building syndrome

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Sick building syndrome

A human health condition in which infections linger, caused by exposure to contaminants within a building as a result of poor ventilation. A sick building is one whose occupants experience acute health and/or comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent inside, but where no specific illness or cause can be identified. Complaints may be localized in a particular room or zone or may be spread throughout the building and may abate on leaving the building.
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1995), infant diarrhea and vomiting (Farrow, Taylor, Northstone, & Golding, 2003), mucosal irritation (Elberling et al.
Although the field where these workers were detasseling had been treated previously with atrazine and topramezone, both of which can produce mucosal irritation, 40 days had elapsed since that treatment.
It is important to use it in the recommended concentration because it may cause mucosal irritation.
Common underlying causes include GI stretch due to constipation or bowel obstruction, mucosal irritation due to thrush, and peritoneal carcinomatosis or other external causes of nerve irritation.
Stool that is positive for blood may reflect the mucosal irritation of an impaction.
Evaluate the contribution of the products of indoor chemistry to irritation, especially mucosal irritation, and the susceptibilities of various target organs.