Building-Associated Neurological Damage Modeled in Human Cells: A Mechanism of Neurotoxic Effects by Exposure to Mycotoxins in the Indoor Environment

@article{Karunasena2010BuildingAssociatedND,
  title={Building-Associated Neurological Damage Modeled in Human Cells: A Mechanism of Neurotoxic Effects by Exposure to Mycotoxins in the Indoor Environment},
  author={Enusha Karunasena and Michael D. Larra{\~n}aga and Jan Simoni and D. Richman Douglas and David C. Straus},
  journal={Mycopathologia},
  year={2010},
  volume={170},
  pages={377-390}
}
Damage to human neurological system cells resulting from exposure to mycotoxins confirms a previously controversial public health threat for occupants of water-damaged buildings. Leading scientific organizations disagree about the ability of inhaled mycotoxins in the indoor environment to cause adverse human health effects. Damage to the neurological system can result from exposure to trichothecene mycotoxins in the indoor environment. This study demonstrates that neurological system cell… 
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