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Document ID (ISN)63468
CIS number 94-2109
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pasanen A.L., Nikulin M., Berg S., Hintikka E.L.
Title Stachybotrys atra corda may produce mycotoxins in respirator filters in humid environments
Bibliographic information Jan. 1994, Vol.55, No.1, p.62-65. 19 ref.
Abstract This study examines the growth and toxin production of Stachybotrys atra, a cellulose-decomposing fungus, in two respirator filters with different ratios of cellulose and fibreglass at 78-100% relative humidities of air for 86 days. S. atra grew only in filter material of high cellulose content. It grew slightly at relative humidity 84-89%, but did not produce toxins. Under saturated conditions, it grew and produced satratoxin H regardless of variation in temperature.
Descriptors (primary) air purifying respirators; mycotoxins; biological hazards; respirators; fungi
Descriptors (secondary) hazard evaluation; filter materials
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Respiratory protection