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Mediators of Inflammation
Volume 6, Issue 4, Pages 275-277

Investigations of the relationship betw een disease and airborne (1→3)-β-D-glucan in buildings

Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Medicinaregatan 16, Gothenburg S-413 90, Sweden

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Studies on the relationship between symptoms in indoor air and the amount of airborne (1→3)-β-D-glucan were reviewed. Relationships were found for symptoms and objective tests of airways inflammation. The data suggest that (1→3)-β-D-glucan could be a causative agent.