sick house

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A building or part thereof used for the medical, obstetrical, or surgical care of four or more patients on a 24-hr basis.
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Psychosocial (actors that aggravate the symptoms of sick house. syndrome in Japan.
Readers may recall that formaldehyde is one of the suspected causes of sick house syndrome.
The compounds include formaldehyde and organic solvents contained in paints and adhesives and have been found to cause headaches, nausea and other ''sick house'' problems.
According to Japan TAPPI, one Japanese manufacturer has developed a paper-based solution to the environmental issue called "sick house syndrome." Wallpaper glue, which contains formaldehyde, has been an environmental issue for years.