Investigation of adverse health effects resulting from exposure to bioaerosols, especially in workplaces. This includes the investigation of cellular mechanisms of action of bioaerosol components (in particular moulds, endotoxins) as well as the evaluation of known and new mould allergens for the improvement of mould allergy diagnostics. In addition IgG diagnostics for exogenous allergic alveolitides, in particular caused by microbially contaminated cooling lubricants, will be established.
-cross sectoral-Type of hazard:
work-related diseases, biological agentsCatchwords:
allergenic substances, biological agents, preventionDescription, key words:
inflammation, endotoxin, prevention, biological hazards