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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 61-64

The sick building syndrome


Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Sumedha M Joshi
Tejonidhi', Plot no. 3, 'D' Lane, Sector 8, Vashi, Navi Mumbai-400 703
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5278.43262

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The sick building syndrome comprises of various nonspecific symptoms that occur in the occupants of a building. This feeling of ill health increases sickness absenteeism and causes a decrease in productivity of the workers. As this syndrome is increasingly becoming a major occupational hazard, the cause, management and prevention of this condition have been discussed in this article.






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