Volume No. 10 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 496-500 Jan-Mar 2016

 

ASSESSMENT OF AIRBORNE FUNGAL CONCENTRATION IN DIFFERENT INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTS OF DAVANAGERE CITY, KARNATAKA, INDIA

 

Thirumala S. and Aravinda H.B.

1. Department of Environmental Science, Government First Grade College & P.G. Centre, Davanagere, Karnataka (INDIA)
2. Department of Civil Engineering, Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology Davanagere, Karnataka (INDIA)

 

Received on : October 10, 2015

 

ABSTRACT

 

Study aimed to assessment of common airborne fungal concentrations in four different industrial environment to study the occupational health hazards in industrial environment of Davanagere city, Karnataka, India. The present investigation is to examine the relation between the concentrations in indoor and outdoor environment with respect to environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity and wind speed. Samples were taken inside and outside industrial environments during the most working hours and different weather condition in the region. The average indoor and outdoor concentration of airborne fungal diversity were 1200-1300 CFU/ m3 during cold season, 180-190 CFU/ m3 during dry season and 1500-1700 CFU/ m3 during rainy season. The main common fungal genera found during sample periods were Cladosporium sp., Penicillium sp., Aspergillus sp. Fusarium sp. and Alternaria sp. This study concludes that the concentration of airborne fungal concentration and its health hazards can be related to meteorological factors.

 

Keywords : Study aimed to assessment of common airborne fungal concentrations in four different industrial environment to study the occupational health hazards in industrial environment of Davanagere city, Karnataka, India. The present investigation is to examine the relation between the concentrations in indoor and outdoor environment with respect to environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity and wind speed. Samples were taken inside and outside industrial environments during the most working hours and different weather condition in the region. The average indoor and outdoor concentration of airborne fungal diversity were 1200-1300 CFU/ m3 during cold season, 180-190 CFU/ m3 during dry season and 1500-1700 CFU/ m3 during rainy season. The main common fungal genera found during sample periods were Cladosporium sp., Penicillium sp., Aspergillus sp. Fusarium sp. and Alternaria sp. This study concludes that the concentration of airborne fungal concentration and its health hazards can be related to meteorological factors.

 

 

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