Severity of health effects associated with building-related illness.

  title={Severity of health effects associated with building-related illness.},
  author={Laura Stewart Welch},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={67 - 69}
Building-related illness ranges from mild rhinitis to potentially life-threatening hypersensitivity pneumonitis and legionellosis. Sick-building syndrome, consisting of headache, mucous membrane irritation, and fatigue, may be present in 30% of all office workers. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis, asthma, and legionellosis are less common, and it is difficult from existing studies to estimate the incidence of these more severe illnesses. There are even fewer data on an illness now being called… CONTINUE READING


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