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Indoor mould and children's health.

A series of articles from an international workshop (April 1998, Alexandria, Virginia) to evaluate the health consequences for children of indoor exposure to moulds. The workshop participants agreed that exposure to moulds may constitute a health threat resulting in respiratory symptoms, increased incidence of infections, skin symptoms or allergy. They advise that paediatricians and allergists should obtain information about mould and dampness in the home environment when examining children with chronic respiratory symptoms, recurrent infections or persistent fatigue and headache. The source of dampness must be eliminated and the indoor environment thoroughly cleaned of moulds. Environmental Health Perspectives 1999;107 (suppl 3): 463-.

Published: 01/01/1999

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: Environmental Health Perspectives