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Document ID (ISN)73975
CIS number 99-2061
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cooley J.D., Wong W.C., Jumper C.A., Straus D.C.
Title Correlation between the prevalence of certain fungi and sick building syndrome
Bibliographic information Sep. 1998, Vol.55, No.9, p.579-584. Illus. 39 ref.
Abstract Indoor and outdoor air samples and surface samples were collected at 48 US schools in which there had been concerns about health and indoor air quality. Five fungal genera were consistently found in the outdoor air and comprised over 95% of the outdoor fungi. In more than half of the schools, there were higher concentrations of propagules of Penicillium species in the air samples from complaint areas compared with outdoor air samples and indoor air samples from non-complaint areas. Stachybotrys was isolated from swab samples in 11 schools. Propagules of Penicillium and Stachybotrys species may be associated with sick building syndrome. Topics: air-conditioned premises; allergies; determination in air; educational institutions; fungi; Penicillium moulds; respiratory diseases; sick building syndrome.
Descriptors (primary) fungi; educational institutions; sick building syndrome
Descriptors (secondary) air-conditioned premises; Penicillium moulds; determination in air; respiratory diseases; allergies
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Teaching and educational institutions
Sick building syndrome