Helena Rintala

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Actinobacteria in indoor environments: exposures and respiratory health effects
    Helena Rintala
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Environmental Health, Kuopio, Finland
    Front Biosci (Schol Ed) 3:1273-84. 2011
  2. doi request reprint High indoor microbial levels are associated with reduced Th1 cytokine secretion capacity in infancy
    Mikko Harri Juhani Lappalainen
    Department of Environmental Health, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Kuopio, Finland
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 159:194-203. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Microbial content of house dust samples determined with qPCR
    Pasi Kaarakainen
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Environmental Health, Neulaniementie 4, FI 70210 KUOPIO, Finland
    Sci Total Environ 407:4673-80. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Concentrations and diversity of microbes from four local bioaerosol emission sources in Finland
    Pasi Kaarakainen
    Department of Environmental Health, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Kuopio, Finland
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 61:1382-92. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Determination of bacterial load in house dust using qPCR, chemical markers and culture
    Päivi M Kärkkäinen
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Environmental Health, Environmental Microbiology Unit, P O Box 95, FI 70701, Kuopio, Finland
    J Environ Monit 12:759-68. 2010
  6. doi request reprint The occupant as a source of house dust bacteria
    Martin Täubel
    Department of Environmental Health, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Kuopio, Finland
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 124:834-40.e47. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of moisture damage and renovation on microbial conditions and pupils' health in two schools--a longitudinal analysis of five years
    Ulla Lignell
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Environmental Health, P O Box 95, FI 70701 Kuopio, Finland
    J Environ Monit 9:225-33. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Microbial communities associated with house dust
    Helena Rintala
    Department of Environmental Health, National Institute for Health and Welfare, P O Box 95, Kuopio, Finland
    Adv Appl Microbiol 78:75-120. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Indoor air particles and bioaerosols before and after renovation of moisture-damaged buildings: the effect on biological activity and microbial flora
    Kati Huttunen
    Department of Environmental Health, National Public Health Institute, P O Box 95, FI 70701 Kuopio, Finland
    Environ Res 107:291-8. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Quantitative PCR analysis of fungi and bacteria in building materials and comparison to culture-based analysis
    Veli Matti Pietarinen
    National Public Health Institute, Environmental Health Department, P O Box 95, Kuopio, 70701, Finland
    J Environ Monit 10:655-63. 2008

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Publications10

  1. ncbi request reprint Actinobacteria in indoor environments: exposures and respiratory health effects
    Helena Rintala
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Environmental Health, Kuopio, Finland
    Front Biosci (Schol Ed) 3:1273-84. 2011
    ..In vitro and in vivo studies have shown that actinobacteria are very immunoactive and hence, potential causative agents for respiratory and other disorders...
  2. doi request reprint High indoor microbial levels are associated with reduced Th1 cytokine secretion capacity in infancy
    Mikko Harri Juhani Lappalainen
    Department of Environmental Health, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Kuopio, Finland
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 159:194-203. 2012
    ..Exposure to microbes and their components may affect the maturation of the immune system. We examined the association of house dust microbial content with cytokine-producing capacity at birth and at the age of 1 year...
  3. doi request reprint Microbial content of house dust samples determined with qPCR
    Pasi Kaarakainen
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Environmental Health, Neulaniementie 4, FI 70210 KUOPIO, Finland
    Sci Total Environ 407:4673-80. 2009
    ..Nevertheless, in order to show actual differences in fungal concentrations between urban homes with no known microbial sources, all dust samples to be compared should be taken during the same season...
  4. ncbi request reprint Concentrations and diversity of microbes from four local bioaerosol emission sources in Finland
    Pasi Kaarakainen
    Department of Environmental Health, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Kuopio, Finland
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 61:1382-92. 2011
    ..This finding, reported earlier for culturable bacteria and fungi, could thus be confirmed using molecular methods that cover both culturable and nonculturable microbial material...
  5. doi request reprint Determination of bacterial load in house dust using qPCR, chemical markers and culture
    Päivi M Kärkkäinen
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Environmental Health, Environmental Microbiology Unit, P O Box 95, FI 70701, Kuopio, Finland
    J Environ Monit 12:759-68. 2010
    ..The results obtained with these methods represent different aspects of bacterial exposure and therefore the results are not expected to be identical with each other...
  6. doi request reprint The occupant as a source of house dust bacteria
    Martin Täubel
    Department of Environmental Health, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Kuopio, Finland
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 124:834-40.e47. 2009
    ..A better understanding of the nature and origin of microbes present in the immediate environment of human beings is crucial if one wants to elucidate protective as well as adverse effects on human health...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of moisture damage and renovation on microbial conditions and pupils' health in two schools--a longitudinal analysis of five years
    Ulla Lignell
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Environmental Health, P O Box 95, FI 70701 Kuopio, Finland
    J Environ Monit 9:225-33. 2007
    ..Furthermore, microbial concentrations reflected well the technical condition of the construction, but the reported symptoms of the occupants did not strictly follow the timely fluctuation in microbial conditions...
  8. doi request reprint Microbial communities associated with house dust
    Helena Rintala
    Department of Environmental Health, National Institute for Health and Welfare, P O Box 95, Kuopio, Finland
    Adv Appl Microbiol 78:75-120. 2012
    ..Farming homes contain higher microbial load than urban homes and according to a recent study, temperate climate zones show higher dust microbial diversity than tropical zones...
  9. doi request reprint Indoor air particles and bioaerosols before and after renovation of moisture-damaged buildings: the effect on biological activity and microbial flora
    Kati Huttunen
    Department of Environmental Health, National Public Health Institute, P O Box 95, FI 70701 Kuopio, Finland
    Environ Res 107:291-8. 2008
    ..This may be associated with different spectrum of harmful agents in different mold and moisture-damaged buildings...
  10. doi request reprint Quantitative PCR analysis of fungi and bacteria in building materials and comparison to culture-based analysis
    Veli Matti Pietarinen
    National Public Health Institute, Environmental Health Department, P O Box 95, Kuopio, 70701, Finland
    J Environ Monit 10:655-63. 2008
    ..However, with increasing concentrations, the correlation generally increased. The qPCR assay did not detect Aspergillus versicolor and Acremonium strictum as often as culture...