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Evaluation of the effectiveness of gaseous chlorine dioxide.

Authors
Burton-NC
Source
Int J Occup Environ Health 2009 Apr; 15(2):230
NIOSHTIC No.
20035664
Abstract
The HHE Program responded to a management request from an urban rehabilitation company. The request concerned evaluating the effectiveness of using gaseous chlo­rine dioxide (CIO2) treatments to reduce microbial contamination in a house under renovation. HHE Program investigators collected air samples, sticky tape samples from surfaces, and wipe samples before and after CIO2 treatment. Investiga­tors found that culturable bacteria and fungi concentrations were sig­nificantly decreased after the CIO2 treatment. There were no signifi­cant differences in airborne endo­toxin and beta-glucan concentra­tions before and after CIO2 treatment. Investigators also found that microscopic analyses of tape samples collected after treatment showed that fungal structures were still present on surfaces. HHE Pro­gram investigators recommended that managers use additional clean­up techniques, such as using high efficiency particle air filter vacuums in order to reduce concentrations of spores and microbial compo­nents before re-occupancy is permitted. The final report is available at https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/2004-0387-3071.pdf.
Keywords
Region-2; Microorganisms; Fungi; Chlorine-compounds; Endotoxins; Bacteria; Bacterial-dusts; Molds; Author Keywords: Grantmaking Foundations; gaseous chlorine dioxide; mold remediation; endotoxin; (1-->3)-Beta-D-glucan; polymerase chain reaction; PCR
CODEN
IOEHFU
CAS No.
10049-04-4
Publication Date
20090401
Document Type
Abstract
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
1077-3525
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
NAICS-813211
Source Name
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
State
NY; OH
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