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Sick Building Syndrome In The 1970's

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In the 20th century, office buildings were noted to be very gendered spaces, especially in the beginnings of the 1970s and throughout the 1980s. Women were linked to the identity of being office workers and were the majority that had complaints about the symptoms of sick building syndrome. The role of women raised awareness about this ignored existence of sick building syndrome. Women would type and work on a task all day long in front of their computers and were very restricted to their office desk. These office desks were arranged in rows and a supervisor would keep an eye on them. The most common injury among office workers was strain injuries, especially around the hands. In Australian offices, workers were permitted to take 5-minute breaks
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