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Variant indoor fungal levels in residential environments following a cleaning intervention on carpets and soft furnishings

Cheong, C.D., Neumeister-Kemp, H.G., Dingle, P.W. and Hardy, G.E.St.J. (2002) Variant indoor fungal levels in residential environments following a cleaning intervention on carpets and soft furnishings. In: Indoor Air 2002 The 9th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, 30 June - 5 July, Monterey, California

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Abstract

Changes in indoor fungal levels in residential environments were investigated over a 16-week study period following a cleaning intervention on carpets and soft furnishing. Comparable indoor and outdoor air quality and fungal levels were observed in the study homes. On average, the test homes had a 26% reduction in airborne indoor fungal levels, and a 28% reduction in corresponding outdoor levels. Data did not reveal substantial verification that the cleaning intervention resulted in reductions in indoor fungal levels, rather that the variant indoor fungal levels could be attributed to changes to fluctuations in outdoor levels.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
School of Environmental Science
Conference Website: http://www.indair.org/index_files/Page325.htm
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/2529
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