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What is Sick Building Syndrome.

Dubai: Sick building syndrome (SBS) is when people have a range of symptoms related to a certain building, most often a workplace, and there is no specific identifiable cause.

Most cases of SBS occur in open-plan offices, although people sometimes develop the symptoms while in other buildings that are occupied by lots of people, including schools, libraries and museums.

The symptoms of SBS may include:

-Headaches and dizziness


-Aches and pains


-Poor concentration

-Shortness of breath or chest tightness, eye and throat irritation

-Irritated, blocked or running nose

-Skin irritation such skin rashes and dry itchy skin

- Source: National Health Service in the UK

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Date:Nov 26, 2013
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