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Occurance of airborne fungal spores with potential allergogen effect in urban and rural educational institutions from Iaşi county, Romania

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dc.contributor.author Lipșa, Florin-Daniel
dc.contributor.author Bălău, Andreea-Mihaela
dc.contributor.author Ulea, Eugen
dc.date.accessioned 2022-02-25T07:06:53Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-25T07:06:53Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Lipsa, Florin Daniel, Mihaela Andreea Bălău, Eugen Ulea. 2014. "Occurance of airborne fungal spores with potential allergogen effect in urban and rural educational institutions from Iaşi county, Romania". Lucrări Ştiinţifice USAMV - Iaşi Seria Agronomie 57(1): 141-144.
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.uaiasi.ro/xmlui/handle/20.500.12811/2135
dc.description.abstract Air contamination by airborne fungal spores in five educational institutions placed in urban and rural locations of Iasi county, Romania was investigated in 2014 over a period of 3 months (April-June) using the Petri plate gravitational settling (passive) method. Petri plates contained nutrient media (PDA) in three different compositions (classic, with rose-bengal and with streptomycin) were exposed to room air for a 15-min period face upwards to collect particles settling by gravity. The location differed in habitat characteristics, such as urbanisation level, vegetation and microclimate and these characteristics could affect spore occurrence in indoor air. The identification of the fungi was made according to their microscopic properties and through references. The fungal genera most commonly isolated in all five locations were Penicillium, Cladosporium and Aspergillus (40.5, 26.3 and 23.5% of the total, respectively). Our results showed that fungal spores density in the educational institutions air was within the sanitary level accepted for public buildings, with exception of one classroom from the rural area (Mogoşeşti-Siret), which has potential to develop adverse health effects to the occupants (1196 UFC/m3 air). en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher “Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iaşi en_US
dc.subject indoor air en_US
dc.subject fungal spores density en_US
dc.subject educational institution en_US
dc.subject rural areas en_US
dc.subject urban areas en_US
dc.title Occurance of airborne fungal spores with potential allergogen effect in urban and rural educational institutions from Iaşi county, Romania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.author.affiliation Florin Daniel Lipşa, Mihaela Andreea Bălău, Eugen Ulea, Universitatea de Ştiinţe Agricole şi Medicină Veterinară din Iaşi
dc.publicationName Lucrări Ştiinţifice USAMV - Iaşi Seria Agronomie
dc.volume 57
dc.issue 1
dc.publicationDate 2014
dc.startingPage 141
dc.endingPage 144
dc.identifier.eissn 2069-6727


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