The Growing Concern over Indoor Air Quality
Two recent lawsuits alleging health problems from poor IAQ are being viewed as precedent-setting, giving rise to speculation that such suits will increase in number.
One pending lawsuit in the fledgling field of "sick building syndrome" litigation involves the Du Page County courthouse in Illinois. More than 400 of the 700 employees who worked in the new $53 million structure built three years ago reported that they felt ill and could not determine why. Their symptoms ranged from respiratory difficulties, such as sore throats and sinus congestion, to fatigue, headaches, dizziness, nausea, skin rashes and even numbness in their extremities. The 400 plaintiffs filed suit in 1992 …
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Publication information: Article title: The Growing Concern over Indoor Air Quality. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Risk Management. Volume: 41. Issue: 6 Publication date: June 1994. Page number: 60+. © 1999 Risk Management Society Publishing, Inc. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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