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

Cheong, C.D., Neumeister-Kemp, H.G., Dingle, P.W. and Hardy, G.E.St.J. (2004) Intervention study of airborne fungal spora in homes with portable HEPA filtration units. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 6 (11). pp. 866-873.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b408135h
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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).

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Copyright: (c) Royal Society of Chemistry
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/2463
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