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This report is concerned with the strategy and methodology for investigating four major categories of biological particles in the indoor air of private houses, non-industrial workplaces and public buildings (excluding hospitals). These particles are mites and their faeces, dander from pets and other furred animals, fungi (including moulds and yeasts), and bacteria (including actinomycetes). For each of these categories the following items have been considered: health effects; occurrence; available sampling methods; available methods of analysis; recommendations for different studies; observed values and evaluation of results. Health effects, occurrence and sampling, and analysis of Legionella are also briefly discussed.

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Authors: VERHOEFF A (EDITOR), Municipal Health Service, Amsterdam (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14988 EN (1993) 88 pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from Joint Research Centre, Publication Department, I-21020 Ispra (Va.) (IT)
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