NOVA; Can Buildings Make You Sick
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- Can Buildings Make You Sick
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974
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Feeling ill at work? It could be that the building is to blame. When Sick Building Syndrome strikes, it brings with it a range of symptoms such as headache, tiredness, sore eyes and runny nose. NOVA follows the investigation of several sick buildings -- Norfolk House in England, the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, DC and the Registry of Motor Vehicle Bureau in Boston, Massachusetts. Investigators do not believe the syndrome is a serious illness, but they are stumped to find its cause. Could it be dust or molds in the ventilation system? Too few negative ions in the air? A build-up of toxic chemicals? By carefully piecing together the puzzle, investigators track down the culprits.
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- Chicago: “NOVA; Can Buildings Make You Sick,” 11/09/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed February 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1AA4832539D94004943E5A9E825A6C4E.
- MLA: “NOVA; Can Buildings Make You Sick.” 11/09/1995. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. February 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1AA4832539D94004943E5A9E825A6C4E>.
- APA: NOVA; Can Buildings Make You Sick. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1AA4832539D94004943E5A9E825A6C4E