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Document ID (ISN)77829
CIS number 01-1838
Year 1999
Convention or series no. NTP 539-1999
Author(s) MartÝ SolÚ M.C., Alonso EspadalÚ R.M., Constans Aubert A.
Title Biological risk prevention in the laboratory: Work with fungi
Original title Prevenciˇn del riesgo biolˇgico en el laboratorio: trabajo con hongos [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1999. 4p. 9 ref.
Abstract This information note is addresses to the issue of the various species of fungi that can present a hazard to workers who handle them in laboratories. It describes the different types of mycoses associated these fungi (generalized mycoses, subcutaneous mycoses, dermatomycoses or superficial mycoses), the characteristics of fungi, yeasts and moulds as well as the hazards and biological safety measures (confinement level) associated with each species. Safety measures applicable to the handling and disposal of fungal cultures in laboratories are also discussed.
Descriptors (primary) laboratory work; biological hazards; fungi; Spain
Descriptors (secondary) mycoses; data sheet; biosafety cabinets
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Biological hazards