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J Environ Monit. 2004 Nov;6(11):866-73. Epub 2004 Oct 7.

Intervention study of airborne fungal spora in homes with portable HEPA filtration units.

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School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University, South Street, WA 6150, Australia. futora@wn.com.au

Abstract

The concentrations and composition of airborne fungal spores in homes fitted with portable HEPA filtration units were examined to provide information to evaluate the importance of varying levels of fungal spores in residential environments in Perth, Australia. A novel method for simulating activity/impaction on carpeted environments was also investigated. Reductions in fungal (35%) and particulate (38%) levels were achieved in the air filter homes. Penicillium, Cladosporium and yeasts were the most common and widespread fungi recovered indoors and outdoors. Fungal range decreased over the study period but this could be due to an overall reduced dissemination of spores (less spores in the air).

PMID:
15536499
DOI:
10.1039/b408135h
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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