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Children’s allergic diseases and microbial contamination of indoor air – a case report
 
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Department of Environmental Health and Epidemiology, Institute of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, Sosnowiec, Poland
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Department of Pediatrics, Silesian Medical University, Katowice, Poland
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Department of Biohazards, Institute of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, Sosnowiec, Poland
 
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2007;14(1):187–190
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The assessment of exposure to bioaerosols in damp houses of two children who suffered from perennial rhinitis and asthma was performed. The paper presents an approachto the complex (i.e., medical and environmental) treatment of allergic diseases.
 
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