Spergilli on Building Partitions Infested with Moulds in Residential Housing and Public Utility Premises
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University of Zielona Gora, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Department of Applied Ecology, Z. Szafrana st 15, 65-516 Zielona Góra, Poland
University of Zielona Gora, Zielona Góra, Poland
Online publication date: 2018-03-01
Publication date: 2017-12-20
Civil and Environmental Engineering Reports 2017;27(4):91-104
Aspergilli constitute a serious risk to the health of the inhabitants of infested rooms. Mycological analysis conducted in buildings infected with moulds in the area of the Lubuskie province (Poland) demonstrated the presence of 9 species of Aspergillus moulds: A. carbonarius A. clavatus, A. flavus, A. fumigatus, A. niger, A. ochraceus, A. terreus, A ustus and A. versicolor. The highest frequency (4 - frequently) was observed in the case of A. versicolor, while frequency 3 (fairly frequently) was characteristic of such species as A. flavus and A. niger. A. ustus was encountered with frequency 2 (individually), while frequency 1 (sporadically) referred to four species: A. carbonarius, A. clavatus, A. fumigatus and A. terreus. Because Aspergillus versicolor occurs with the highest frequency in buildings, and as a consequence of this, synthesizes toxic and carcinogenic sterigmatocystin (ST), it constitutes the greatest risk to the inhabitants of the infested premises. All species of Aspergillus present on building partitions are able to synthesise mycotoxins, are pathogens and may cause allergies.
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