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Sick Building Syndrome: Floods, Mold, Cancer, and the Politics of Public Health | CommonDreams.org

March 30, 2009

According to a ground breaking Swedish study appearing in The International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 45% of so-called ‘Sick Building Syndrome’ (SBS) victims – treated at hospital clinics – no longer have the capacity to work. Twenty percent of these sufferers are receiving disability pensions, 25% are “on the sick-list”. Emphasizing SBS’s devastating potential, the study warned that the possibilitiy “of having no work capabilities at follow up was significantly increased if the time from (SBS) onset to first visit at the hospital clinic was more than 1 year. This risk was also significantly higher if the patient at the first visit had five or more symptoms.”

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