Indoor microbiome

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The indoor microbiome is the ecosystem of indoor spaces. While there is a growing literature on the composition of indoor microbial communities, it is unknown what the implications are for the presence or absence of specific species for human health.[1]

Indoor air has higher concentrations of bacteria and endotoxins (namely pro-inflammatory lipopolysaccharides) and correlates directly with the number of dust particles.[2] Higher air exchange rates and lower temperatures reduced concentration of endotoxins.

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