Thursday, 8 December 2011

Sick Building Syndrome - due to fungi?

News coming from the World Allergy Organization XXII World Allergy Congress this week... suggests that fungi might be responsible for Sick Building Syndrome (SBS).  SBS has a range of symptoms, such as cough, nose or throat irritation, headache, fatigue, and concentration difficulty.  I was alerted to this via the Medscape Newsletter... But I have traced it back to the source at the World Allergy Congress:

Boechat, J. L., Rios, J. L., et al (2011) "Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) Among Workers of Two Buildings and Exposure to Indoor Fungal Allergens in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil"

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