Levels of endotoxin in 390 Swedish homes: determinants and the risk for respiratory symptoms in children.

@article{Moniruzzaman2012LevelsOE,
  title={Levels of endotoxin in 390 Swedish homes: determinants and the risk for respiratory symptoms in children.},
  author={Syed Moniruzzaman and Linda H{\"a}gerhed Engman and Peter James and Torben Sigsgaard and Peter S Thorne and J Sundell and C G Bornehag},
  journal={International journal of environmental health research},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={22-36}
}
Endotoxins are microbiological agents which ubiquitously exist in an indoor environment, and are believed to be causal agents for a number of diseases. This study investigated the indoor levels and determinants of endotoxins and their impact on asthma and allergy diseases among Swedish pre-school children. House dust samples from 390 homes of 198 case children with asthma and allergy and 202 healthy control children were collected in the Dampness Building and Health (DBH) study. House dust… CONTINUE READING