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Clinical experience and results of a sentinel health investigation related to indoor fungal exposure.

A high rate of morbidity related primarily to the upper airways, skin and mucous membranes was found in the children surveyed; in all cases it was confirmed they had been living in indoor environments with high levels of fungi. Also, the results of a sentinel case investigation of a family living in an apartment with widespread visible fungal growth (predominantly Cladosporium and toxigenic Stachybotrys chartarum) showed a marked improvement in their health after exposure to the fungi ceased. Environmental Health Perspectives 1999;107 (suppl 3):489-494.

Author: Johanning E, Landsbergis P, Gareis M, Yang CS, Olmsted E

Published: 01/01/1999

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: Environmental Health Perspectives