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Studies explore global burden of disease and heart disease in the United States

Published: December 14, 2012
  • Author: Patrick J. Skerrett,


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Cheryl Wisecup
December 24, 2012

The new report provides some helpful information, but they neglected to include any information about indoor microbial contamination. Even though there is a significant number of research papers on this topic (including reports from the World Health Organization), there was no reference to mold, mould, fungi, microbial or biological contaminants in any of the seven articles about the GBD 2010 study. This is a glaring omission. It’s very disappointing that they neglected to address this important public health issue in the study. To learn more about the Global Burden of Indoor Air Contaminants, check out the Global Indoor Health Network’s position statement at

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