Fungal propagules in house dust. II. Relation with residential characteristics and respiratory symptoms.

@article{Verhoeff1994FungalPI,
  title={Fungal propagules in house dust. II. Relation with residential characteristics and respiratory symptoms.},
  author={Arnoud P. Verhoeff and Joop H. van Wijnen and E S van Reenen-Hoekstra and Robert a. Samson and Robert Theodoor van Strien and Bert A Brunekreef},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={1994},
  volume={49 7},
  pages={540-7}
}
As part of a case-control study on the relation between home dampness and respiratory symptoms of children, house-dust samples were collected from bedroom floors and mattresses in 60 homes in The Netherlands. The house-dust samples were analyzed for the presence of fungal propagules by plating 30 mg of dust directly onto DG18 agar. A checklist and questionnaire were used to obtain information on the home characteristics and occupant behavior that may have an effect on the presence of fungal… CONTINUE READING

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