Dampness and mold in the indoor environment: implications for asthma.
Sahakian-NM; Park-J-H; Cox-Ganser-JM
Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 2008 Aug; 28(3):485-505
This article presents epidemiologic findings pertinent to asthma and asthma-like symptoms in relation to exposure to dampness/mold in homes, schools, and workplaces. With regard to specific agents found in damp indoor environments that may play a role in asthma, it concentrates on mold (used synonymously with fungi) and includes some findings on bacteria. The literature on asthma in relation to dust mite or cockroach allergens is not addressed.
Air-flow; Breathing; Lung-burden; Lung-function; Epidemiology; Molds; Fungal-infections; Fungi; Bacterial-dusts; Dust-exposure; Dust-inhalation; Dust-particles; Dusts; Environmental-exposure; Environmental-factors; Environmental-hazards; Environmental-health-monitoring; Pulmonary-congestion; Pulmonary-function
N. Sahakian, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, 1095 Willowdale Road, MS-H2800, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America