Assessment of fungal exposure in indoor environments : comparison of methods

Pierre LE CANN

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Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique


For several years, there has been an increase in respiratory diseases in the population, especially asthma. Pollution, increased allergic susceptibility are clearly involved. But in recent years, many studies have also shown the role of indoor environment in these conditions, and in particular certain chemical and microbial compounds. In addition, improving the energy performance of homes has also increased the confinement and thus exposure to indoor contaminants. This exhibition is all the more important that we spend nearly 90% of our time indoors (housing, workplaces, transport, ...). The role of fungi has been clearly established in the occurrence of respiratory disorders and in particular the exacerbation of asthma. However, there is no consensus on the best method to collect and analyze mold in the indoor environment. The Coriolis was tested under different conditions and showed particular interest for analysis by molecular methods. Key words : Indoor, molds, QPCR.

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Aerobiology Symposium 2013
    • AS, 2013