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Ann Agric Environ Med. 1999;6(1):1-11.

Microscopic fungi in dwellings and their health implications in humans.

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Institute of Preventive and Clinical Medicine, Limbova 14, 833 01 Bratislava, Slovak Republic. pieckova@upkm.sk

Abstract

The article reviews the quantitative and qualitative incidence of microscopic filamentous fungi in dwellings, methods for their detection, mycotoxins, glucans and volatile organic compounds produced by microscopic fungi in the indoor air of homes. Characteristics and properties of the most important species of fungi in dwellings (Alternaria spp., Aspergillus spp., Cladosporium spp., Fusarium spp., Penicillium spp., Stachybotrys spp., and Wallemia spp.) and the health problems of occupants of the "moldy homes are also discussed.

PMID:
10384209
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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