Air Sampling for Fungi in Indoor Environments

  title={Air Sampling for Fungi in Indoor Environments},
  author={Brian A. Flannigan},
Mould growth in buildings is a major health issue, but most investigations of the indoor air spora still employ culture-based methods. These are inadequate for assessing exposure, since culturable organisms comprise a small fraction of the total of potentially allergenic/toxigenic units in air. For epidemiological studies, measurement of airborne fungal biomass over extended periods may be more relevant than total counts. Whilst (1+3)-/6D-gkKaU has been used to assess airborne biomass… CONTINUE READING