This study compared airborne
Air samples were collected using a Burkard spore trap from January 1st to December 31st2015, at a National Allergy Bureau (NAB) site in Las Vegas and a site in the Mojave Desert, located approximately 32 miles south of Las Vegas. Microscope slides were prepared and analyzed by light microscopy.
Las Vegas had an annual mean of 374±280 spores/m3 compared to 350±265 spores/m3 at the Mojave site (p<0.01). The peak concentrations occurred in June (1917 spores/m3) in Las Vegas and in March (1789 spores/m3) for the Mojave site. There were differences observed between Cladosporium and smut concentrations. At the Mojave site, the peak was in July with 1151 spores/m3, while the peak was in June for Las Vegas (696 spores/m3). The smut concentrations for both sites had the highest concentrations in June, with lower concentration
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