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Assessment of the indoor environment: evaluation of mold growth indoors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14524389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Much attention has been focused on indoor molds; resulting in modest amounts of new research. There is strong evidence of respiratory effects. Although mechanisms are disputed, some of the effect (but not all) is likely to be allergy related. There is some evidence that atopic individuals may be more affected, but many nonatopic individuals also are affected. This area needs more general research and specific research on exposure measures (such as what fungal components should be measured) and on health-effect mechanisms. It is worthwhile to emphasize the practical knowledge that is readily available. Buildings should be designed, built, operated, and occupied so that the buildings stay dry. When this situation does not occur, the environmental and clinical aspects that are observed by competent professionals should both be considered when determining causal relationships.
W Elliott Horner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Immunology and allergy clinics of North America     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0889-8561     ISO Abbreviation:  Immunol Allergy Clin North Am     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-03     Completed Date:  2004-01-06     Revised Date:  2006-04-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805635     Medline TA:  Immunol Allergy Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  519-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Air Quality Sciences, 1337 Capital Circle, Atlanta, GA 30067, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollution, Indoor / analysis*
Facility Design and Construction
Fungi / growth & development*
Hypersensitivity / etiology,  prevention & control
Population Dynamics
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Allergens; 0/Dust; 7732-18-5/Water

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