Allergenic fungi in indoor climate

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    This project is a collaboration between Statens Byggeforsknings Institut (SBI, Hørsholm), Arbejdsmiljøinstituttet (AMI, København) and Allergologisk Laboratorium (ALK, København). The metabolic activity of indoor fungi and their potential allergenic and toxigenic health effects have been studied by laboratory experiments and examination of natural contaminated building materials. The predominant fungal species are Stachybotrys chartarum, Aspergillus versicolor, and Penicillium chrysogenum. It has been demonstrated that common indoor fungi can produce mycotoxins and volatile metabolites during growth on building materials.
    This project is continued in other projects: "Characterization of moulds associated with damp buildings" and "Production of bioactive metabolites by fungi during growth on buiding materials".
    Effective start/end date01/07/199030/06/1998