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Ann Pharm Fr. 1992;50(3):156-66.

[Campaign against allergenic moulds in dwellings. Inhibitor properties of essential oil of Geranium 'Bourbon', citronellol, geraniol and citral].

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  • 1Laboratoires de Botanique et de Cryptogamie, Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie, Besançon.


Many fungal airborne spora show allergenic effects. Indoor (dwelling, work rooms, hospital chambers) can be disinfected by elimination of living particles. We have undertaken experiments in more and more spacious bulks for evaluation of the antifungal effects of vapours of essential oils and some volatiles compounds. Results show that the Mucorales and Geotrichum resist strongly. On the contrary, the Cladosporium strains, some Aspergillus and Penicillium, Trichothecium roseum are the most sensitive, specially towards the citral vapours. Experiments in hospital can be undertaken.

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