Chapter 35. Mycological Aspects of the Indoor Environment

  1. Malcolm D. Richardson PhD, FIBiol, FRCPath1 and
  2. Elizabeth M. Johnson PhD2

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757734.ch35

The Pocket Guide to Fungal Infection, Second Edition

The Pocket Guide to Fungal Infection, Second Edition

How to Cite

Richardson, M. D. and Johnson, E. M. (2005) Mycological Aspects of the Indoor Environment, in The Pocket Guide to Fungal Infection, Second Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757734.ch35

Author Information

  1. 1

    Mycology Unit, Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

  2. 2

    Mycology Reference Laboratory, Health Protection Agency, Bristol, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122184

Online ISBN: 9780470757734

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Keywords:

  • mycological;
  • predisposition;
  • corticosteroids;
  • humidifiers;
  • mycotoxins

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Non-controversial diseases caused by indoor moulds

  • Controversial diseases or conditions attributed to moulds

  • Indoor activities contributing to indoor mould sources

  • Outdoor levels of airborne mould spores

  • Most common outdoor spore types

  • Most common indoor species

  • Optimal sampling methods

  • Optimal culture media

  • Standards, thresholds and guidelines