Trapping and Enumeration of Fungal Spores

The objective of trapping and enumeration of air-borne fungal spores in indoor environments may be 1) to determine the load of allergenic spores and their composition, 2) to determine whether there were hidden sources of fungal amplification, 3) to assess the effectiveness of remediation. Regardless of the objective, the methods of trapping and enumeration are the same. Fungal spores trapping Generally fungal spores are trapped by impacting air onto some inert media or some suitable growth … [Read more...]

Non-viable Fungal Air Sampling Alone May Not Be Adequate

Non-viable Air Sampling       Indoor air sampling for airborne fungi is frequently conducted to assess the levels of fungal contamination and subsequently the potential risk to building occupants. It is also used to determine if there was hidden mould growth in the building or to determine the effectiveness of remediation procedures. One of the most cited advantages of non-viable air sampling is that detection of fungal structures (spores, hyphal fragments, etc) is not … [Read more...]