Mold colonization during use of preservative-treated and untreated air filters, including HEPA filters from hospitals and commercial locations over an 8-year period (1996–2003)

@article{Price2005MoldCD,
  title={Mold colonization during use of preservative-treated and untreated air filters, including HEPA filters from hospitals and commercial locations over an 8-year period (1996–2003)},
  author={D. Price and R. Simmons and Sidney A. Crow and D. Ahearn},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2005},
  volume={32},
  pages={319-321}
}
  • D. Price, R. Simmons, +1 author D. Ahearn
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • High efficiency particulate arrestance (HEPA; 99.97% efficient at 0.3 μm) filters, filters with ASHRAE particulate arrestance rating of 90–95% at 1 μm (90–95% filters), and lower efficiency cellulosic-polyester filters from air conditioning systems in hospitals and commercial buildings were removed from the systems and examined microscopically for mold colonization. Cellulosic-type filters from systems with water entrainment problems typically were colonized, or became colonized upon incubation… CONTINUE READING
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