Hintergrundwerte von flüchtigen schimmelpilzmetaboliten in unbelasteten wohngebäuden

Translated title of the contribution: Concentrations of volatile metabolites of mould in non-contaminated housings

Reinhard Keller, Susanne Reinhardt-Benitez, Kurt Döringer, Jochen Eilers, Detlef Laußmann, Hans Joachim Mergner, Helge Ohgke, Anke Schmidt, Klaus Senkpiel, Werner Solbach, Gottfried Walker, Roland Weiß, Werner Butte

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    Moulds may release microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOC). The detection of MVOC represents an established method to discover invisible mould contaminations in buildings and thus give the opportunity to eliminate possible health endangerments. Up to now representative investigations for assessing MVOC describing the ubiquitous background contamination do not exist. Therefore in a multi-centric study the MVOC content in 140 German living- and bedrooms lacking any indication for a mould contamination was determined during the months of March to July 2003 by means of Tenax® TA 60/80 sampling. Quantification was performed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry in the SIM mode. The investigations revealed that for a MVOC sum-concentration below 185 ng/m3 or 430 ng/m3 a hidden mould contamination should not be assumed.

    Translated title of the contributionConcentrations of volatile metabolites of mould in non-contaminated housings
    Original languageGerman
    JournalGefahrstoffe Reinhaltung der Luft
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)187-190
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 01.04.2004

    Research Areas and Centers

    • Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)

    DFG Research Classification Scheme

    • 204-02 Microbial Ecology and Applied Microbiology


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