Health effects of indoor-air microorganisms

Scand J Work Environ Health. 1996 Feb;22(1):5-13. doi: 10.5271/sjweh.103.


The review provides a summary and discussion of current data on exposure to indoor-air microorganisms and their health effects, for example, respiratory irritation and nonspecific symptoms, respiratory infections, asthma and allergy, alveolitis and organic dust toxic syndrome, and chronic bronchitis, as well as a summary and discussion of the health effects of mycotoxins.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Air Pollution, Indoor / adverse effects*
  • Mycotoxins / adverse effects
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases / microbiology*
  • Sick Building Syndrome / microbiology


  • Mycotoxins