Indoor airborne fungal spores, house dampness and associations with environmental factors and respiratory health in children

@article{Garrett1998IndoorAF,
  title={Indoor airborne fungal spores, house dampness and associations with environmental factors and respiratory health in children},
  author={Garrett and Rayment and Hooper and Abramson},
  journal={Clinical \& Experimental Allergy},
  year={1998},
  volume={28}
}
Children living in a damp house are more likely to suffer from respiratory symptoms and it has been suggested that exposure to fungi is an important contributing factor. However, more knowledge about underlying mechanisms for the association are needed. 
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