Field survey on indoor microorganism in twenty-five residences in Japan

Naoya Ando, Hiroshi Yoshino, Rie Takaki, Shinichi Tanabe, Motoya Hayashi, Kenichi Hasegawa

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    Abstract

    In Japan, the number of people impacted by asthma, allergy and atopic dermatitis has been increased yearly. In order to clarify the actual condition of indoor microorganisms in residences, a field survey on airborne fungus and house dust mite allergen concentrations was conducted in twenty-five residences in Japan during winter. Concerning Der1 concentrations, half of the residences exceeded 2?g/g dust. For airborne fungus, the concentrations of Penicillium and the total airborne fungus in the residences adopted natural ventilation system were significantly higher than that of mechanical system. Indoor humidity was significantly associated with an increase of the level of airborne fungus concentrations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication9th International Conference and Exhibition - Healthy Buildings 2009, HB 2009
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009 - Syracuse, NY
    Duration: 2009 Sep 132009 Sep 17

    Other

    Other9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009
    CitySyracuse, NY
    Period09/9/1309/9/17

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    Keywords

    • Airborne fungus
    • Field survey
    • House dust mite
    • Indoor air quality

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Building and Construction

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    Ando, N., Yoshino, H., Takaki, R., Tanabe, S., Hayashi, M., & Hasegawa, K. (2009). Field survey on indoor microorganism in twenty-five residences in Japan. In 9th International Conference and Exhibition - Healthy Buildings 2009, HB 2009