|Document ID (ISN)||101266|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Rautiala S.H., Nevalainen A.I., Kalliokoski P.J.
||Firefighting efforts may lead to massive fungal growth and exposure within one week: A case report
||2002, Vol.15, No.3, p.303-308. 23 ref.
||This article describes a case of extensive fungal growth that occurred in an apartment building as soon as eight days after a firefighting intervention. High concentrations of fungal spores, 107cfu/g, were found when material samples were analysed. Concentrations of airborne fungal spores (104 spores/m3) were also high and increased by two orders of magnitude during the demolition and evacuation of mouldy building materials. The results show that fast and extensive mould growth in a building may take place also in sub-arctic zones, at least during summer. High concentrations of fungal spores are released to the air during the demolition of mouldy building materials and the following clean-up. Therefore, personal protection is necessary during the demolition of contaminated building materials and their evacuation.
||fire fighting; moulds; determination in air; building materials; demolition
||spores; case study; sampling and analysis; exposure evaluation; personal protective equipment; Finland
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)