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New field-compatible method for collection and analysis of B-glucan in fungal fragments.

Authors
Reponen-T; Seo-S-C; Iossifova-Y; Adhikari-A; Grinshpun-SA
Source
Proceedings of the Seventh International Aerosol Conference, September 10-15, 2006, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.. Biswas P, Chen DR, Hering S, eds. Mount Laurel, NJ: American Association for Aerosol Research, 2006 Sep; :955
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20044866
Abstract
Several epidemiological studies have shown an association between dampness or visible mold and respiratory illness of humans. However, no clear causeand- effect relationship has yet been established with fungal spore-targeted exposure assessment. In our previous laboratory studies (G6rny et al. 2002; Cho et aI., 2{)05). we found that large quantities of small fungal fragments are released together with intact spores from contaminated surfaces. We hypothesize that submicrometer sized fungal fragments may contribute to the adverse health effects. The lack of suitable sampling and analysis methods, however, has hindered the exposure assessment to fungal fragments. To fill this gap. we have developed a field-compatible sampling and analysis protocol for fungal fragments and field-tested it in outdoor and indoor environments.
Keywords
Fungi; Exposure-levels; Sampling; Sampling-methods; Sampling-equipment; Author Keywords: Fungi; Bioaerosol detection and identification; Bioaerosols and health effects
Publication Date
20060901
Document Type
Abstract
Editors
Biswas-P; Chen-DR; Hering-S
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780978873509
Source Name
Proceedings of the Seventh International Aerosol Conference, September 10-15, 2006, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
State
OH
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