Diagnosable illness with identifiable symptoms whose cause can be directly attributed to airborne pollutants with the building (e.g. Legionnaire's disease, hypersensitivity pneumonitis). (Gobbell, 1994, p. 67)
Compare? Diagnosable illness whose cause and symptoms can be directly attributed to a specific pollutant source within a building (e.g., Legionnaire's disease, hypersensitivity, pneumonitis.) (See: sick building syndrome.)
An identifiable illness or disease caused by conditions in or nearby to a facility.
term often used to attempt to describe illnesses found in multiple members of the exposed group. Can apply to chemical illness, irritant illness or toxin illness. Term should be discarded.
A specific illness caused buy exposure to a building with poor indoor air quality.
Diagnosable illness whose symptoms can be identified and whose cause can be directly attributed to airborne building pollutants, for example, Legionnaires disease, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis.