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Document ID (ISN)111621
CIS number 11-0274
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-357-0
Year 2009
Convention or series no. Etudes et recherches - Rapport R-605
Author(s) Marchand G., Cloutier Y., Pépin C., Drolet D.
Title Validation of a method for the exploratory analysis of the mycological population by using spore traps
Original title Validation d'une méthode d'analyse exploratoire de la population mycologique par utilisation de trappes à spores [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2009. i, 16p. Illus. 21 ref. Price: CAD 5.25. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access R-605.pdf [in French]
Abstract The method most commonly used to document the presence of mould in the air of an environment consists of cultivating the sampled microorganisms in the laboratory, which requires extensive expertise and a lot of time due to the incubation period. The processes used for analyzing an environment's cultivable mycological flora do not determine the non-cultivable flora, which can also have impacts on health. The spore trap method, despite being limited to mould analysis, is a rapid exploratory technique. This study was able to explore the method's limits of detection and quantification, and to verify its scope and precision. Finally, the IRSST now disposes of an exploratory method for analyzing total mycological contamination.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; fungi; spores; sampling and analysis
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; public OSH institutions; report; description of technique
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceQuebec
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Air pollution
Biological hazards