The Indoor Airborne Fungi
Abstract:Air, indoor or outdoor is never completely free of fungal spores; however, their types and quantities will depend upon geographic location, the time of the day or year, meteorological conditions, and surrounding flora and fauna. The influence of the outdoor fungal flora on the indoor has been documented; however, it is an accepted fact that the indoor airborne fungi, regardless of the type of homes or dwellings, come from two sources: the outdoor air and the indoor fungal colonization. Such colonization found mainly in the basement, followed by the bathroom, the kitchen and every wet, dark and poorly ventilated area of the home. Preventing a home from becoming mouldy is ten times easier than trying to eliminate the fungal colonization within such a home.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 1985
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