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  • References to studies included in this review
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  • References to studies excluded from this review
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  • Bornehag CG, Blomquist G, Gyntelberg F, Järvholm B, Malmberg P, Nordvall L, et al.Dampness in buildings and health. Nordic interdisciplinary review of the scientific evidence on associations between exposure to "dampness" in buildings and health effects (NORDDAMP). Indoor Air 2001;11(2):72-86.
  • Bornehag 2004
  • Bornehag CG, Sundell J, Bonini S, Custovic A, Malmberg P, Skerfving S, et al.Dampness in buildings as a risk factor for health effects, EUROEXPO: a multidisciplinary review of the literature (1998-2000) on dampness and mite exposure in buildings and health effects. Indoor Air 2004;14(4):243-57.
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  • Institute of Medicine. Human health effects associated with damp indoor environments. Damp Indoor Spaces and Health. Washington DC: National Academies Press, 2004:183-269.
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  • Institute of Medicine. Damp buildings. Damp Indoor Spaces and Health. Washington DC: National Academies Press, 2004:29-89.
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  • Koskinen 1999b
  • Koskinen O. Moisture, Mold and Health. Kuopio, Finland: National Public Health Institute, 1999.
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  • Lignell U, Meklin T, Putus T, Rintala H, Vepsäläinen A, Kalliokoski P, et al.Effects of moisture damage and renovation on microbial conditions and pupils' health in two schools - a longitudinal analysis of five years. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 2007;9:225-33.
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  • Meklin T. Microbial exposure and health in schools - effects of moisture damage and remediation. National Public Health Institute (Academic dissertation). Kuopio: Kuopio University Printing Office, 2002; Vol. A13.
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  • Patovirta 2004b
  • Patovirta R-L, Meklin T, Nevalainen A, Husman T. Effects of mould remediation on school teachers' health. International Journal of Environmental Health Research 2004;14:415-27.
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  • Patovirta R-L. Teachers' health in moisture-damaged schools - a follow-up study. Kuopio, Finland: National Public Health Institute, 2005.
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  • WHO. WHO guidelines for indoor air quality: dampness and mould. World Health Organization, 2009.