Immunologic Aspects of the Evaluation of Health Problems Associated with Indoor Air Pollution

  • Daniel M. Lewis
Part of the Biodeterioration Research book series (BIOR, volume 3)

Abstract

During the past few years, there has been increasing interest in and concern about indoor air quality. A myriad of problems are included in the expression “indoor air pollution” and it is beyond the scope of this report to discuss or even mention them all. The immunological questions associated with indoor air pollution are varied and complex. Rather than review the types of pollutants found in indoor air and what effects they might have on the immune system, I would like to present a brief review of how the immune system functions, how alteration in immune function can affect health, and how pollutants might alter the immune system.

Keywords

Formaldehyde Toxicity Dust Electrophoresis Dermatitis 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel M. Lewis
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  1. 1.Immunology Section, Division of Respiratory Disease StudiesNational Institute for Occupational Safety and HealthMorgantownUSA

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