Advances in Applied Microbiology: Sick Building Syndrome

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Sick building syndrome (SBS) describes situations where building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified. This volume focuses on the reasons why sick building syndrome occurs, and gives specific recommendations on remediation of these buildings. It also contains several chapters by physicians who treat individuals with SBS on the causes of sick building syndrome, how to prevent it, and what to do when it occurs. Coverage includes mycology, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, allergic rhinitis, fungi, asthma, and mycotoxins.

Sick Building Syndrome" (SBS) is the term commonly used for symptoms resulting from problems with indoor air quality. This thematic volume in the series examines the microbiological aspects of Sick Building Syndrome, with an emphasis on the mycology of this phenomenon. Focusing on the mechanisms by which Sick Building Syndrome occurs, this book details the current status of technologies for the detection and identification of the causative agents. Focuses on the mycology and scientific research of SBS

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780120026579
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Pages: 490
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Table of Contents

Fungi and the indoor environment : their impact on human health
Fungal contamination as a major contributor to sick building syndrome
Indoor moulds and their associations with air distribution systems
Microbial cell wall agents and sick building syndrome
The role of Stachybotrys in the phenomenon known as sick building syndrome
Moisture problem buildings with molds causing work-related diseases
Possible role of fungal hemolysins in sick building syndrome
The roles of Penicillium and Aspergillus in sick building syndrome
Pulmonary effects of Stachybotrys chartarum in animal studies
Toxic mold syndrome
Fungal hypersensitivity : pathophysiology, diagnosis, therapy
Indoor molds and asthma in adults
Role of molds and mycotoxins in being sick in buildings - neurobehavioral and pulmonary impairment
The diagnosis of cognitive impairment associated with exposure to mold
Mold and mycotoxins : effects on the neurological and immune systems in humans
Identification, remediation, and monitoring processes used in a mold-contaminated high school
The microbial status and remediation for contents in mold-contaminated structures
Specific detection of fungi associated with sick building syndrome when using quantitative polymerase chain reaction
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