Hazard identification, dose-response and environmental characteristics of stachybotryotoxins and other health-related products from stachybotrys

Ka Man LAI*

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Abstract

An extensive growth of Stachybotrys in water-damaged buildings is of great public health concern. It is inconclusive whether Stachybotrys is responsible for the reported health effects on the occupants in these contaminated environments. However, based on the veterinary, occupational and laboratory toxicity studies, it is reasonable to project that Stachybotrys can cause adverse health responses once the toxic level of the corresponding agents reached the target systems. In order to assess the risk to occupants in contaminated buildings, it is essential to outline and collect information for risk assessment. This review paper presents the current information in the format of hazard identification, dose-response and environmental characteristics and aims to discuss existing information with researchers and risk assessors and help to conduct risk characterization under different indoor conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-335
Number of pages7
JournalEnvironmental Technology (United Kingdom)
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal

User-Defined Keywords

  • Public health
  • Risk assessment
  • Stachybotrys
  • Water-damaged buildings

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