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Journal of Environmental and Public Health
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 2793820, 5 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/2793820
Research Article

Increased Sensitization to Mold Allergens Measured by Intradermal Skin Testing following Hurricanes

1Private Practice, Associates in ENT & Allergy, Elizabeth, NJ, USA
2Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Diego Saporta; moc.liamg@atropasd

Received 21 January 2017; Accepted 28 March 2017; Published 9 April 2017

Academic Editor: Evelyn O. Talbott

Copyright © 2017 Diego Saporta and David Hurst. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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