Advances in Applied Microbiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120026579, 9780080575261

Advances in Applied Microbiology, Volume 55

1st Edition

Sick Building Syndrome

Serial Volume Editors: David Straus
eBook ISBN: 9780080575261
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th September 2004
Page Count: 490


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Table of Contents

Fungi and Sick Building Syndrome Fungi and the Indoor Environment: Their Impact on Human Health Fungal Contamination as a Major Contributor of 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

Medical Aspects of Fungi and 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

Other Considerations Identification, Remediation, and Monitoring Processes used in a Mold-Contaminated High School The Microbial Status and Remediation for Contents in Mold Specific Detection of Fungi Associated with SBS using Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (QPCR)


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.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the mycology and scientific research of SBS
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Fungi, Asthma and Mycotoxins


Researchers of SBS, doctors who treat SBS, and lawyers and building remeditors dealing with SBS


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About the Serial Volume Editors

David Straus Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Indoor Air Research, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A.