publication . Conference object . 2016

Fungi spores dimension matters in health effects: a methodology for more detail fungi exposure assessment

Viegas, Carla; Faria, Tiago; Sabino, Raquel; Viegas, Susana;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2016
  • Publisher: International Society of Exposure Science
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
Health effects resulting from dust inhalation in occupational environments may be more strongly associated with specific microbial components, such as fungi, than to the particles. The aim of the present study is to characterize the occupational exposure to the fungal burden in four different occupational settings (two feed industries, one poultry and one waste sorting industry), presenting results from two air sampling methods – the impinger collector and the use of filters. In addition, the equipment used for the filter sampling method allowed a more accurate characterization regarding the dimension of the collected fungal particles (less than 2.5 μm size). Ai...
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free text keywords: Occupational health, Occupational exposure, Fungi, Penicillium
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