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Fungi and Sick Building Syndrome

Any discussion of green health should include a discussion of the illnesses related to toxic exposure, called environmental illnesses, or EI. The field of environmental medicine focuses, in part, on the treatment of individuals made ill by their environment. Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a term coined in the 1970s to describe otherwise unexplained illness in individuals working or living in the same nonindustrial building. This vague term refers to a building inclusive of its population rather than to a clinical state in an individual. Sick building syndrome is really a form of basic environmental illness and is not a specific disease on its own. Indoor air contamination by chemicals or mold within the building as well as inadequate air exchange and contamination by outdoor ...

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