Ezeonu I M, Price D L, Simmons R B, Crow S A, Ahearn D G
Bibliographic info:
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol 60, No 11, November 1994, pp 4172-4173, 1 fig, 1 tab, 15 refs.

In a laboratory chamber experiment, acoustic and thermal fibreglass insulation materials used in HVAC systems were colonized with fungi, which produced odour-giving volatiles. Suggests that these volatiles may be implicated in experience of indoor air quality and sick building syndrome symptoms.