List of Cited Documents

(listed in order of citation)

  1. IOM, Damp indoor spaces and health, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences. 2004, Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.
  2. Brennan, T., J.B. Cummings, and J.W. Lstiburek, "Unplanned airflows and moisture problems". ASHRAE Journal, 2002. 44(11): p. 44-49.
  3. Shirey, D.B., H.I. Hendersen, and R.A. Raustad, Understanding the dehumidification performance of air-conditioning equipment at part-load conditions: Final report. FSEC-CR-1537-05. 2006, Florida Solar Energy Center: Cocoa, Florida.
  4. World Health Organization, WHO Guidelines for indoor air quality: dampness and mold, ISBN 798 92 890 4168 3. 2009, World Health Organization regional office for Europe: Copenhagen, Denmark.
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  7. Freeman, N.C., D. Schneider, and P. McGarvey, "Household exposure factors, asthma, and school absenteeism in a predominantly Hispanic community". J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol, 2003. 13(3): p. 169-76.
  8. Hu, F.B., et al., "An epidemiological study of asthma prevalence and related factors among young adults". J Asthma, 1997. 34(1): p. 67-76.
  9. Maier, W.C., et al., "Indoor risk factors for asthma and wheezing among Seattle school children". Environ Health Perspect, 1997. 105(2): p. 208-14.
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  12. Stark, P.C., et al., "Fungal levels in the home and lower respiratory tract illnesses in the first year of life". Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 2003. 168(2): p. 232-7.
  13. Girman, J.R., B.J. Baker, and L.E. Burton, "Prevalence of potential sources of indoor air pollution in U.S. office buildings", in Proceedings of Indoor Air 2002. 2002, Indoor Air 2002, Inc.: Monterey, California. p. 438-443.
  14. GAO, School facilities: condition of America's schools. 1995, General Accounting Office: Washington, D.C.
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  17. IOM, Clearing the air: asthma and indoor air exposures. 2000, Washington, D.C.: Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy Press.
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  19. Arlian, L.G., J.S. Neal, and D.L. Vyszenski-Moher, "Reducing relative humidity to control the house dust mite Dermatophagoides farinae". J Allergy Clin Immunol, 1999. 104(4 Pt 1): p. 852-6.
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  22. Ellingson, A.R., et al., "The prevalence of Dermatophagoides mite allergen in Colorado homes utilizing central evaporative coolers". J Allergy Clin Immunol, 1995. 96(4): p. 473-9.
  23. Bemt, L., et al., "Influence of mattress characteristics on house dust mite allergen concentration". Clin Exp Allergy, 2006. 36(2): p. 233-7.
  24. Platts-Mills, T.A., "Chapter 43. Allergens derived from arthropods and domestic animals.", in Indoor air quality handbook, J.D. Spengler, J.M. Samet, and J.F. McCarthy, Editors. 2000, McGraw-Hill: New York.
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  26. Cabrera, P., et al., "Reduction of house dust mite allergens after dehumidifier use". J Allergy Clin Immunol, 1995. 95(2): p. 635-6.
  27. Harving, H., J. Korsgaard, and R. Dahl, "House-dust mite exposure reduction in specially designed, mechanically ventilated 'healthy' homes". Allergy, 1994a. 49(9): p. 713-8.
  28. Warner, J.A., et al., "Mechanical ventilation and high-efficiency vacuum cleaning: A combined strategy of mite and mite allergen reduction in the control of mite-sensitive asthma". J Allergy Clin Immunol, 2000. 105(1 Pt 1): p. 75-82.
  29. Niven, R., et al., "Attempting to control mite allergens with mechanical ventilation and dehumidification in British houses". J Allergy Clin Immunol, 1999. 103(5 Pt 1): p. 756-62.
  30. Vanlaar, C.H., et al., "Predictors of house-dust-mite allergen concentrations in dry regions in Australia". Allergy, 2001. 56(12): p. 1211-5.
  31. Crane, J., et al., "A pilot study of the effect of mechanical ventilation and heat exchange on house-dust mites and Der p 1 in New Zealand homes". Allergy, 1998. 53(8): p. 755-62.
  32. Fletcher, A.M., et al., "Reduction in humidity as a method of controlling mites and mite allergens: the use of mechanical ventilation in British domestic dwellings". Clin Exp Allergy, 1996. 26(9): p. 1051-6.
  33. Wickman, M., et al., "Reduced mite allergen levels in dwellings with mechanical exhaust and supply ventilation". Clin Exp Allergy, 1994. 24(2): p. 109-14.
  34. Custovic, A., et al., "Portable dehumidifiers in the control of house dust mites and mite allergens". Clin Exp Allergy, 1995. 25(4): p. 312-6.
  35. Arlian, L.G., et al., "Reducing relative humidity is a practical way to control dust mites and their allergens in homes in temperate climates". J Allergy Clin Immunol, 2001. 107(1): p. 99-104.
  36. Harving, H., J. Korsgaard, and R. Dahl, "Clinical efficacy of reduction in house-dust mite exposure in specially designed, mechanically ventilated 'healthy' homes". Allergy, 1994b. 49(10): p. 866-70.
  37. Korsgaard, J., "Preventive measures in mite asthma. A controlled trial". Allergy, 1983. 38(2): p. 93-102.
  38. Prasad, C., et al., "Effect of evaporative coolers on skin test reactivity to dust mites and molds in a desert environment". Allergy Asthma Proc, 2009. 30(6): p. 624-7.
  39. Wickman, M., et al., "Mite allergens during 18 months of intervention". Allergy, 1994. 49(2): p. 114-9.
  40. Mendell, M.J., et al., "Respiratory and allergic health effects of dampness, mold, and dampness-related agents: a review of the epidemiologic evidence". Environ Health Perspect, 2011. 119(6): p. 748-756.
  41. Karvonen, A.M., et al., "Confirmed moisture damage at home, respiratory symptoms and atopy in early life: a birth-cohort study". Pediatrics, 2009. 124(2): p. e329-38.
  42. Fisk, W.J., Q. Lei-Gomez, and M.J. Mendell, "Meta-analyses of the associations of respiratory health effects with dampness and mold in homes". Indoor Air, 2007. 17(4): p. 284-295.
  43. Tischer, C., C.M. Chen, and J. Heinrich, "Association between domestic mould and mould components, and asthma and allergy in children: a systematic review". Eur Respir J, 2011. 38(4): p. 812-24.
  44. Antova, T., et al., "Exposure to indoor mould and children's respiratory health in the PATY study". J Epidemiol Community Health, 2008. 62(8): p. 708-14.
  45. Fisk, W.J., E. Eliseeva, and M.J. Mendell, "Association of residential dampness and mold with respiratory tract infections and bronchitis: a meta-analysis". Environmental Health, 2010. 9:72.
  46. Hwang, B.F., I.P. Liu, and T.P. Huang, "Molds, parental atopy and pediatric incident asthma". Indoor Air, 2011. 21(6): p. 472-8.
  47. Jaakkola, J.J., B.F. Hwang, and M.S. Jaakkola, "Home dampness and molds as determinants of allergic rhinitis in childhood: a 6-year, population-based cohort study". Am J Epidemiol, 2010. 172(4): p. 451-9.
  48. Norback, D., et al., "Lung function decline in relation to mould and dampness in the home: the longitudinal European Community Respiratory Health Survey ECRHS II". Thorax, 2011. 66(5): p. 396-401.
  49. Reponen, T., et al., "High environmental relative moldiness index during infancy as a predictor of asthma at 7 years of age". Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol, 2011. 107(2): p. 120-6.
  50. Kercsmar, C.M., et al., "Reduction in asthma morbidity in children as a result of home remediation aimed at moisture sources". Environ Health Perspect, 2006. 114(10): p. 1574-80.
  51. Krieger, J., et al., "Housing interventions and control of asthma-related indoor biologic agents: a review of the evidence". J Public Health Manag Pract, 2010. 16(5 Suppl): p. S11-20.
  52. Sauni, R., et al., "Remediating buildings damaged by dampness and mould for preventing or reducing respiratory tract symptoms, infections and asthma". Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 2011. 9(7): p. CD007897.
  53. Sahakian, N., J.H. Park, and J. Cox-Ganser, "Respiratory morbidity and medical visits associated with dampness and air-conditioning in offices and homes". Indoor Air, 2009. 19(1): p. 58-67.
  54. Saijo, Y., et al., "Dampness, food habits, and sick building syndrome symptoms in elementary school pupils". Environ Health Prev Med, 2010. 15(5): p. 276-84.
  55. Simoni, M., et al., "Total viable molds and fungal DNA in classrooms and association with respiratory health and pulmonary function of European schoolchildren". Pediatr Allergy Immunol, 2011. 22(8): p. 843-52.
  56. Simons, E., et al., "The impact of school building conditions on student absenteeism in Upstate New York". Am J Public Health, 2010. 100(9): p. 1679-1686.
  57. Karvala, K., et al., "Prolonged exposure to damp and moldy workplaces and new-onset asthma". Int Arch Occup Environ Health, 2011. 84(7): p. 713-21.
  58. Li, C.S., C.W. Hsu, and C.H. Lu, "Dampness and respiratory symptoms among workers in daycare centers in a subtropical climate". Arch Environ Health, 1997. 52(1): p. 68-71.
  59. Chao, H.J., et al., "The work environment and workers' health in four large office buildings". Environ Health Perspect, 2003. 111(9): p. 1242-8.
  60. Park, J.H., et al., "Fungal and endotoxin measurements in dust associated with respiratory symptoms in a water-damaged office building". Indoor Air, 2006. 16(3): p. 192-203.
  61. Wan, G.H. and C.S. Li, "Indoor endotoxin and glucan in association with airway inflammation and systemic symptoms". Arch Environ Health, 1999. 54(3): p. 172-9.
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  63. Wan, G.H. and C.S. Li, "Dampness and airway inflammation and systemic symptoms in office building workers". Arch Environ Health, 1999. 54(1): p. 58-63.
  64. Sahakian, N.M., et al., "Identification of mold and dampness-associated respiratory morbidity in 2 schools: comparison of questionnaire survey responses to national data". J Sch Health, 2008. 78(1): p. 32-7.
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  66. Menzies, D., et al., "Effect of ultraviolet germicidal lights installed in office ventilation systems on workers' health and wellbeing: double-blind multiple crossover trial". Lancet, 2003. 362(9398): p. 1785-91.
  67. Ebbehoj, N.E., et al., "Molds in floor dust, building-related symptoms, and lung function among male and female schoolteachers". Indoor Air, 2005. 15 Suppl 10: p. 7-16.
  68. Meyer, H.W., et al., "Molds in floor dust and building-related symptoms in adolescent school children". Indoor Air, 2004. 14(1): p. 65-72.
  69. Meyer, H.W., et al., "Molds in floor dust and building-related symptoms among adolescent school children: a problem for boys only?" Indoor Air, 2005. 15 Suppl 10: p. 17-24.
  70. Park, J.H., et al., "Building-related respiratory symptoms can be predicted with semi-quantitative indices of exposure to dampness and mold". Indoor Air, 2004. 14(6): p. 425-33.
  71. Rylander, R., et al., "Airways inflammation, atopy, and (1--> 3)-beta-D-glucan exposures in two schools". Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 1998. 158(5 Pt 1): p. 1685-7.
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  74. Lander, F., H.W. Meyer, and S. Norn, "Serum IgE specific to indoor moulds, measured by basophil histamine release, is associated with building-related symptoms in damp buildings". Inflamm Res, 2001. 50(4): p. 227-31.
  75. Meklin, T., et al., "Indoor air microbes and respiratory symptoms of children in moisture damaged and reference schools". Indoor Air, 2002. 12(3): p. 175-83.
  76. Purokivi, M.K., et al., "Changes in pro-inflammatory cytokines in association with exposure to moisture-damaged building microbes". Eur Respir J, 2001. 18(6): p. 951-8.
  77. Rudblad, S., et al., "Nasal hyperreactivity among teachers in a school with a long history of moisture problems". Am J Rhinol, 2001. 15(2): p. 135-41.
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