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Appl Environ Microbiol. 2002 Feb;68(2):963-7.

Microbial growth inside insulated external walls as an indoor air biocontamination source.

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  • 1Section of Ecology, Department of Biology, University of Turku, FIN-20014 Turku, Finland. anna-mari.pessi@utu.fi

Abstract

The association between moisture-related microbial growth (mesophilic fungi and bacteria) within insulated exterior walls and microbial concentrations in the indoor air was studied. The studied apartment buildings with precast concrete external walls were situated in a subarctic zone. Actinomycetes in the insulation layer were found to have increased concentrations in the indoor air. The moisture content of the indoor air significantly affected all measurable airborne concentrations.

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