Exposure and Health Effects of Fungi on Humans.

  title={Exposure and Health Effects of Fungi on Humans.},
  author={Sachin N. Baxi and Jay M Portnoy and D{\'e}sir{\'e}e E S Larenas-Linnemann and Wanda Phipatanakul},
  journal={The journal of allergy and clinical immunology. In practice},
  volume={4 3},
Fungi are ubiquitous microorganisms that are present in outdoor and indoor environments. Previous research has found relationships between environmental fungal exposures and human health effects. We reviewed recent articles focused on fungal exposure and dampness as risk factors for respiratory disease development, symptoms, and hypersensitivity. In particular, we reviewed the evidence suggesting that early exposure to dampness or fungi is associated with the development of asthma and increased… CONTINUE READING
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