air fungi Articles

  • Effect of gaseous chlorine dioxide on indoor microbial contaminants

    Traditional and modern techniques for bioaerosol enumeration were used to evaluate the relative efficiency of gaseous chlorine dioxide (ClO2) in reducing the indoor microbial contamination under field and laboratory conditions. The field study was performed in a highly microbially contaminated house, which had had an undetected roof leak for an extended period of time and exhibited large areas of ...

  • The MoldRange Report

    What is MoldRANGE?MoldRANGE is a compilation of data from thousands of outside air samples analyzed by EMLab P&K. It enables a person to get a sense of the fungi that are typically present in the outside air both by time of year and region of the country. All data has been compiled from analysts who have college degrees in biology or a related field, have gone through intensive training, have ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Interhemispheric transport of viable fungi and bacteria from Africa to the Caribbean with soil dust

    Daily aerosol samples collected in trade winds at Barbados, West Indies, throughout 1996–1997 yielded significant concentrations of viable (culture-forming) bacteria and fungi only when African dust was present. Air masses from the North Atlantic, North America, and Europe yielded no cultivable organisms. The strong association of cultivable organisms with African dust suggests various factors ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • Isolation and identification of airborne fungi that can cause asthma: a case study from Eastern Puerto Rico

    Asthma is a growing worldwide chronic disease increasing in both prevalence and exacerbations throughout the late 20th century. The US. Centre for Disease Control reports showed that Puerto Rico had a higher overall prevalence of lifetime (19.6%) and current (11.6%) asthma. The central eastern region of the island has the highest prevalence in the age range of 0-17. The goal of this study was to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessment of ambient air quality in Bishnumati corridor, Kathmandu metropolis

    The Kathmandu valley urban area is growing as a metropolis. Bishnumati corridor in Kathmandu valley is is a target of increased pollution. The unabated solid waste land-filling on either side of the river-bank and animal slaughter houses and biological waste arising from these activities, busy commercial and high residential density characterize the corridor. Six areas, namely Teku Dovan, ...

  • City of Philadelphia Monitors with Met One Instruments.

    Philly Has an Air Pollution Problem. These Researchers Think Its Neighborhoods May Hold a Solution This Environmental Science research team is analyzing almost every possible urban configuration in Philadelphia neighborhoods to figure out the city’s air pollution ...

  • Occupational hygiene at a drum composting plant in Hyvinkää, Finland

    Refuse disposal and treatment must be safe for employees. Organic dust of waste origin, perhaps containing microbes, may be harmful to health. Microbes, especially fungi but also thermophilic Actinomycetes bacteria, may cause allergy and asthma (Terho et al. 1993; Madigan et al. 1997). Usually fungi cause hypersensitivity (Madigan et al. 1997) and the most common syndrome is allergic rhinitis ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Suffer from Allergies or Asthma?

    The “ULTRA” washable air filters have an antimicrobial protection that will not allow bacteria, fungi or mold to grow on the filter surface. The antimicrobial protection is not a coating and is not sprayed on. It is a safe and effective antimicrobial agent processed directly into the electrostatic fiber media, rendering it as permanent as the filter itself. The University of ...


    By ACI Manufacturing

  • Relief for Allergy Sufferers: AQM Stations from Plair Visualize Pollen

    The prevalence of pollen allergy is vast, attaining 25-30% of the population worldwide, and this number continues to grow. Symptoms include rhino-conjunctivitis, asthma and eczema. Plair’s Rapid-E system powered with artificial intelligence provides real-time pollen measurements together with other particle present in the air to ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Killing all bacteria (the good and the bad) Now what?

    In today’s world it is not uncommon for people to grasp for antibiotics at the first sign of illness. However, when we take antibiotics we are not only killing the bad bacteria but we are also killing the good bacteria. In most cases, you don’t want to avoid taking antibiotics as they can be life-saving medications that help to eliminate bacterial infections. However, eliminating good ...


    By BetterAir

  • Air Antimicrobial System Case Study

    In 2014, after complaints from residents of a 11 story residential building located in Toronto, a mold & bacteria analysis was performed with initial results showing extensive airborne and surface bacillus bacteria (e.coli) within in the HVAC & the 5th floor. Three days after the installation of the Green Pure Air system to the buildings air handler, analysis detected no signs ...


    By Green Pure Air

  • The Air Purifiers, An Object That Revolutionizes Social Networks

    Pollen allergy, asthma, pets… respiratory diseases are an increasingly present reality and their prevalence continues to increase. If this is your case, you may have considered buying an air purifier (or it has even been recommended by the health personnel), a device that appears very similar to air conditioners but with the mission of returning better air than the one they trap. ...

  • Advantages and disadvantages of using an air purifier at home: A device for your health and that of your family

    What is air purifier and how it works? An air purifier or air cleaner is a device which removes contaminants from the air in a room to improve indoor air quality. These devices are commonly marketed as being beneficial to allergy sufferers and asthmatics, and at reducing or eliminating second-hand tobacco smoke. Air purifiers use a system of internal fans to pull the air in ...

  • Health And The Environment

    Is there cause for concern? According to the World Health Organization, air pollution is responsible for an estimated 5% of global disease. In addition to acute respiratory infections, air quality is related to the incidence and severity of asthma, heart and lung diseases, allergies, and several types of cancers. Allergies and Asthma Millions in the US suffer from allergic problems ...


    By BSC Sustainability Services

  • Building Services Management - Air Sampling -

    Untitled Document Maintenance professionals are often the first responders to mold complaints in their facilities. building occupants can be exposed to fungal (mold) ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Sick-building syndrome and building-related illness

    Significant health problems linked to very poor indoor air qualityIndoor Air Quality (IAQ) deals with the content of interior air that could affect health and comfort of building occupants. The IAQ may be compromised by microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), chemicals (such as carbon monoxide, radon), allergens, or any mass or energy stressor are more prevalent than anyone could have predicted. ...

  • IAQ investigators often overlook Bacteria as the Root Cause of Occupant Complaints

    Untitled Document Many investigators have been dealing with mold issues the last few years and may have been overlooking bacteria as the underlying microbial problem. Bacteria ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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