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Airborne Fungi Concentrations and Related Factors in the Home
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Airborne Fungi Concentrations and Related Factors in the Home
Cho, YongMin; Ryu, SeungHun; Choi, Min Seok; Seo, SungChul; Choung, Ji Tae; Choi, Jae Wook;
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Objectives: This study was performed in order to determine airborne fungi levels in homes and find related factors that may affect airborne fungi concentration. Methods: Fifty homes were study subjects for measuring airborne fungi. For sampling airborne fungi, the impaction method on agar plates was used and samples were counted as colony forming units per cubic meter of air (). In addition, information regarding housing characteristics and atopic disease in each home were collected via questionnaire. Results: The geometric means (GM) of airborne fungi concentrations in fifty living rooms and bedrooms were 68.03 and 62.93 , respectively. The GM of airborne fungi concentration in atopy homes was 78.42 . This was higher than non-atopy homes` 54.34 (p-value
Airborne fungi;housing characteristics;atopic disease;indoor air;
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