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Dampness in buildings and health. Nordic interdisciplinary review of the scientific evidence on associations between exposure to "dampness" in buildings and health effects (NORDDAMP).
TLDR
The evidence for a causal association between "dampness" and health effects is strong, however, the mechanisms are unknown and there is sufficient evidence to take preventive measures against dampness in buildings. Expand
Dampness in buildings as a risk factor for health effects, EUROEXPO: a multidisciplinary review of the literature (1998-2000) on dampness and mite exposure in buildings and health effects.
TLDR
There is good evidence for a true association between dampness in buildings and health, but the causative factors behind this association are not known and the main focus in practical investigations should be on finding out and remediate the reasons for the humidity problem. Expand
Predicted risk of childhood allergy, asthma, and reported symptoms using measured phthalate exposure in dust and urine.
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The relative contribution from exposure to phthalates and indoor biocontaminants in childhood allergic and respiratory morbidity is quantitatively assessed and characterized. Expand
PVC flooring is related to human uptake of phthalates in infants.
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The findings indicate that the use of soft PVC as flooring material may increase the human uptake of phthalates in infants, and this new information should be considered when designing indoor environment, especially for children. Expand
Dampness in buildings and health (DBH): Report from an ongoing epidemiological investigation on the association between indoor environmental factors and health effects among children in Sweden.
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Self-reported moisture-related problems in the building were strongly associated with asthma, allergic symptoms, and airway infections among children and adults, and the influence of selection bias in case-control studies has been studied, and questionnaires on self-reported symptoms and building characteristics have been validated. Expand
Residential culturable fungi, (1-3, 1-6)-β-d-glucan, and ergosterol concentrations in dust are not associated with asthma, rhinitis, or eczema diagnoses in children.
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Culturable fungi, (1-3, 1-6)-β-D-glucan, and ergosterol in dust were not associated with qualitative markers of indoor dampness or mold or indoor humidity, and these agents in dust samples were notassociated with any health outcomes in the children. Expand
DAMPNESS IN BUILDINGS AS A RISK FACTOR FOR HEALTH EFFECTS . EUROPEAN MULTIDISCIPLINARY REVIEW OF THE ENTIRE LITERATURE ( EUROEXPO )
The scientific literature on health effects associated with “dampness” in buildings including literature between 1998 and 2000 has been reviewed by an European group (EUROEXPO). The groups consistedExpand
PVC flooring at home and development of asthma among young children in Sweden, a 10-year follow-up.
TLDR
PVC flooring material in early life was related to incidence of asthma during the following 10 years when compared with other flooring materials and especially when comparing with wood flooring type and PVC flooring in the parents’ bedroom was more associated with the development of asthma than PVC in the child’s bedroom was. Expand
Response to Miller.
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It is shown that there is a consistent increase in median or 95th percentile value of counted live fungal genera and (1–3, 1–6)-b-D-glucan among those who reported perceived presence of mold. Expand