A Nevalainen

Summary

Affiliation: University of Helsinki
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. pmc Diversity and seasonal dynamics of bacterial community in indoor environment
    Helena Rintala
    Environmental Health Department, National Public Health Institute, P, O, Box 95, 70701 Kuopio, Finland
    BMC Microbiol 8:56. 2008
  2. pmc Molecular profiling of fungal communities in moisture damaged buildings before and after remediation--a comparison of culture-dependent and culture-independent methods
    Miia Pitkäranta
    Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Viikinkaari 4, 00790 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Microbiol 11:235. 2011
  3. pmc Analysis of fungal flora in indoor dust by ribosomal DNA sequence analysis, quantitative PCR, and culture
    M Pitkäranta
    Institute of Biotechnology, P O Box 56, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:233-44. 2008
  4. ncbi Moulds, bacteria and cancer among Finns: an occupational cohort study
    A Laakkonen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 65:489-93. 2008
  5. ncbi Moisture damage and childhood asthma: a population-based incident case-control study
    J Pekkanen
    Dept of Environmental Health, National Public Health Institute, P O Box 95, 70701 Kuopio, Finland
    Eur Respir J 29:509-15. 2007
  6. ncbi Dust sampling methods for endotoxin - an essential, but underestimated issue
    A Hyvarinen
    Department of Environmental Health, National Public Health Institute, Kuopio, Finland
    Indoor Air 16:20-7. 2006
  7. ncbi Effects of moisture-damage repairs on microbial exposure and symptoms in schoolchildren
    T Meklin
    Department of Environmental Health, National Public Health Institute, Kuopio, Finland
    Indoor Air 15:40-7. 2005
  8. ncbi Of microbes and men
    A Nevalainen
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Environmental Health, Kuopio, Finland
    Indoor Air 15:58-64. 2005
  9. ncbi Personal exposures to particles and microbes in relation to microenvironmental concentrations
    M Toivola
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Environmental Health, Kuopio, Finland
    Indoor Air 14:351-9. 2004
  10. ncbi The remediation of mold damaged school--a three-year follow-up study on teachers' health
    R L Patovirta
    National Public Health Institute, Kuopio, Finland
    Cent Eur J Public Health 12:36-42. 2004

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Publications16

  1. pmc Diversity and seasonal dynamics of bacterial community in indoor environment
    Helena Rintala
    Environmental Health Department, National Public Health Institute, P, O, Box 95, 70701 Kuopio, Finland
    BMC Microbiol 8:56. 2008
    ..The application of molecular methods previously utilised in other environments has resulted in a substantial increase in our awareness of microbial diversity...
  2. pmc Molecular profiling of fungal communities in moisture damaged buildings before and after remediation--a comparison of culture-dependent and culture-independent methods
    Miia Pitkäranta
    Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Viikinkaari 4, 00790 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Microbiol 11:235. 2011
    ..Water-damaged buildings (n = 2) were examined pre- and post- remediation, and compared with undamaged reference buildings (n = 2)...
  3. pmc Analysis of fungal flora in indoor dust by ribosomal DNA sequence analysis, quantitative PCR, and culture
    M Pitkäranta
    Institute of Biotechnology, P O Box 56, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:233-44. 2008
    ..The current restrictions of the methods are discussed...
  4. ncbi Moulds, bacteria and cancer among Finns: an occupational cohort study
    A Laakkonen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 65:489-93. 2008
    ..Some environmental moulds and bacteria produce carcinogenic toxins...
  5. ncbi Moisture damage and childhood asthma: a population-based incident case-control study
    J Pekkanen
    Dept of Environmental Health, National Public Health Institute, P O Box 95, 70701 Kuopio, Finland
    Eur Respir J 29:509-15. 2007
    ..The present results, using standardised assessment of exposure and asthma, suggest that moisture damage and mould growth in the main living quarters are associated with the development of asthma in early childhood...
  6. ncbi Dust sampling methods for endotoxin - an essential, but underestimated issue
    A Hyvarinen
    Department of Environmental Health, National Public Health Institute, Kuopio, Finland
    Indoor Air 16:20-7. 2006
    ..Floor dust samples with moderate reproducibility may be the best choice for sampling of endotoxin in large field studies...
  7. ncbi Effects of moisture-damage repairs on microbial exposure and symptoms in schoolchildren
    T Meklin
    Department of Environmental Health, National Public Health Institute, Kuopio, Finland
    Indoor Air 15:40-7. 2005
    ..The change in the prevalence of symptoms in the reference schools was minor. The results suggest that increased symptom prevalence among schoolchildren in moisture-damaged schools can be managed with proper repair of the moisture damage...
  8. ncbi Of microbes and men
    A Nevalainen
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Environmental Health, Kuopio, Finland
    Indoor Air 15:58-64. 2005
    ..To better describe microbial exposures in buildings, current method development focuses on chemical markers of biomass and assays for specific genetic sequences...
  9. ncbi Personal exposures to particles and microbes in relation to microenvironmental concentrations
    M Toivola
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Environmental Health, Kuopio, Finland
    Indoor Air 14:351-9. 2004
    ..The mass concentration of total fungi and bacteria was <1% of the total particle mass concentration...
  10. ncbi The remediation of mold damaged school--a three-year follow-up study on teachers' health
    R L Patovirta
    National Public Health Institute, Kuopio, Finland
    Cent Eur J Public Health 12:36-42. 2004
    ..Some of the asthmatics had low values in the spirometry but no changes in the lung function were observed at the group level. The remediation of the mold damage had beneficial effects on teachers' health...
  11. ncbi Detection of streptomycetes in house dust--comparison of culture and PCR methods
    H Rintala
    Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology, National Public Health Institute KTL, PO Box 95, FIN 70701 Kuopio, Finland
    Indoor Air 14:112-9. 2004
    ..054 for PCR, and P = 0.127 for culture, Fisher's exact test). Altogether, the presence of streptomycetes in house dust seems to indicate the presence of moisture damage in the building...
  12. ncbi The bedding of laboratory animals as a source of airborne contaminants
    E Kaliste
    National Laboratory Animal Center, University of Kuopio, PO Box 1627, FIN 70211 Kuopio, Finland
    Lab Anim 38:25-37. 2004
    ..The dustiness of different bedding types is an important factor affecting the amount and quality of the occupational exposure of the personnel to airborne contaminants...
  13. ncbi Indoor air microbes and respiratory symptoms of children in moisture damaged and reference schools
    T Meklin
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Environmental Health, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland
    Indoor Air 12:175-83. 2002
    ..The highest symptom prevalence was found during spring seasons, after a long exposure period in damaged schools. The results emphasize the importance of the building frame as a determinant of exposure and symptoms...
  14. ncbi Fungal spores as such do not cause nasal inflammation in mold exposure
    Marjut Roponen
    Laboratory of Toxicology, National Public Health Institute, PO Box 95, FIN 70701 Kuopio, Finland
    Inhal Toxicol 14:541-9. 2002
    ..We suggest that the type of microbial flora or microbial products in the occupational environment determines the proinflammatory potency of microbial exposure...
  15. ncbi Immunoglobulin G antibodies to moulds in school-children from moisture problem schools
    T M Taskinen
    Kiuruvesi Health Center, Kuopio, Finland
    Allergy 57:9-16. 2002
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  16. ncbi Airborne contaminants in conventional laboratory rabbit rooms
    E Kaliste
    National Laboratory Animal Center, University of Kuopio
    Lab Anim 36:43-50. 2002
    ..However, moderate or high levels of airborne bacteria and fungi were found occasionally during work routines. Airborne contaminants should be considered as a potential occupational health risk for persons working with laboratory animals...