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Assessment of Airborne Fungi Concentrations in Subway Stations in Seoul, Korea
Cho, Jun-Ho; Paik, Nam-Won;
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 Abstract
This study was performed to assess airborne fungi concentrations during fall in eight subway stations in Seoul, Korea. The purpose of this study was to investigate appropriate culture media and evaluate factors affecting airborne fungi concentrations. Results indicated that airborne fungi concentrations showed log-normal distribution. Thus, geometric mean (GM) and geometric standard deviation (GSD) were calculated. The GM of airborne fungi concentrations cultured on malt extract agar (MEA) media was 466 (GSD 3.12; Range 113~4,172 ) and the GM of concentrations cultured on DG18 media was 242 (GSD 4.75; Range 49~6,093 ). Both of GM values exceeded 150 , the guideline of World Health Organization (WHO). There was no significant difference between two fungi concentrations cultured on MEA and DG18 media, respectively. Two factors, such as relative humidity and depths of subway stations were significantly related to airborne fungi concentrations. It is recommended that special consideration should be given to deeper subway stations for improvement of indoor air quality.
 Keywords
airborne fungi;subway station;MEA;DG18;relative humidity;depth;
 Language
Korean
 Cited by
1.
가정 내 부유 진균의 농도와 관련 요인,조용민;류승훈;최민석;서성철;정지태;최재욱;

한국환경보건학회지, 2013. vol.39. 5, pp.438-446 crossref(new window)
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서울지하철 일부 역사 내 부유 곰팡이 농도 및 환경요인,황성호;안재경;박재범;

한국환경보건학회지, 2014. vol.40. 2, pp.81-87 crossref(new window)
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Airborne Fungi Concentrations and Related Factors in the Home, Korean Journal of Environmental Health Sciences, 2013, 39, 5, 438  crossref(new windwow)
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Concentrations of Airborne Fungi and Environmental Factors in the Subway Stations in Seoul, Korea, Korean Journal of Environmental Health Sciences, 2014, 40, 2, 81  crossref(new windwow)
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