Archives for July 2014

Compost as a source of the deadly Legionella bacteria

Compost may contain the potentially deadly Legionella bacteria. In fact, cases of legionellosis caused by Legionella bacteria in compost have been on the increase worldwide. In October 2013, a case of legionellosis linked to compost exposure was reported in Richmond, British Columbia. Legionellosis is a term used for any disease, caused by Legionella. Two forms […]

Airborne fungal spores exposure limits

A common question often asked is what are the airborne fungal spores exposure limits in both indoor and outdoor environments? In other words, what are the maximum spore concentrations that a healthy person can inhale without getting sick? While there are no universally acceptable airborne fungal spores exposure limits, existing evidence suggests such limits would […]

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