Effect of local factors on concentrations and flora of viable fungi in school buildings

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Salonen, Heidi
dc.contributor.author Castagnoli, Emmanuelle
dc.contributor.author Vornanen-Winqvist, Camilla
dc.contributor.author Mikkola, Raimo
dc.contributor.author Duchaine, Caroline
dc.contributor.author Morawska, Lidia
dc.contributor.author Kurnitski, Jarek
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-21T13:34:22Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-21T13:34:22Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Salonen , H , Castagnoli , E , Vornanen-Winqvist , C , Mikkola , R , Duchaine , C , Morawska , L & Kurnitski , J 2017 , Effect of local factors on concentrations and flora of viable fungi in school buildings . in World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology . World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology , no. 5 , vol. 11 , World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology , pp. 592-595 , International Conference on Civil and Building Engineering , Boston , United States , 24-25 April . en
dc.identifier.issn 2010-3778
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 0d0a705c-4f6f-49d8-a170-7991598c86c6
dc.identifier.other PURE ITEMURL: https://research.aalto.fi/en/publications/effect-of-local-factors-on-concentrations-and-flora-of-viable-fungi-in-school-buildings(0d0a705c-4f6f-49d8-a170-7991598c86c6).html
dc.identifier.other PURE LINK: http://waset.org/publications/10007020/the-effects-of-local-factors-on-the-concentrations-and-flora-of-viable-fungi-in-school-buildings
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/28752
dc.description.abstract A wide range of health effects among occupants are associated with the exposure to bioaerosols from fungal sources. Although the accurate role of these aerosols in causing the symptoms and diseases is poorly understood, the important effect of bioaerosol exposure on human health is well recognized. Thus, there is a need to determine all of the contributing factors related to the concentration of fungi in indoor air. In this study, we reviewed and summarized the different factors affecting the concentrations of viable fungi in school buildings. The literature research was conducted using Pubmed and Google Scholar. In addition, we searched the lists of references of selected articles. According to the literature, the main factors influencing the concentration of viable fungi in the school buildings are moisture damage in building structures, the season (temperature and humidity conditions), the type and rate of ventilation, the number and activities of occupants and diurnal variations. This study offers valuable information that can be used in the interpretation of the fungal analysis and to decrease microbial exposure by reducing known sources and/or contributing factors. However, more studies of different local factors contributing to the human microbial exposure in school buildings—as well as other type of buildings and different indoor environments—are needed. en
dc.format.extent 4
dc.format.extent 592-595
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher WASET
dc.relation.ispartof International Conference on Civil and Building Engineering en
dc.relation.ispartofseries World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 11, issue 5 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 212 Civil and construction engineering en
dc.title Effect of local factors on concentrations and flora of viable fungi in school buildings en
dc.type ToConference <genericType: Contribution <importModel: ContributionImportModel>> <importModel: ContributionImportModel> fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Civil Engineering
dc.contributor.department Universite Laval
dc.contributor.department Queensland University of Technology
dc.subject.keyword fungi
dc.subject.keyword concentration
dc.subject.keyword indoor
dc.subject.keyword school
dc.subject.keyword contributing factor
dc.subject.keyword 212 Civil and construction engineering
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201711217573
dc.type.version publishedVersion


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