TABLE 9.

Airborne fungal concentrations for the Southwest

Organism(s)Concn (CFU/m3)
MeanaMedianb95th percentilec
Aspergillus flavus11/17 (2/7)e12/1212/24
Aspergillus fumigatus16/43 (11/62)12/1244/150
Aspergillus niger73/61 (230/81)16/35550/200
Aspergillus speciesd99/61 (370/73)24/36230/200
Aspergillus versicolor75/15 (190/5)14/12260/24
Acremonium22/24 (18/15)14/2060/53
Alternaria19/59 (13/42)12/5047/130
Aureobasidium160/21 (490/16)12/121,600/71
Candida14/16 (5/6)12/1224/24
Cladosporium134/630 (280/880)47/280490/3,500
Curvularia15/32 (5/24)12/2424/71
Epicoccum9/14 (4/8)9/1212/24
Fusarium16/79 (9/170)12/2435/590
Geotrichum34/160 (30/190)20/83110/600
Hyalodendron18/52 (7/36)18/4724/94
Nonsporulating fungi63/350 (77/630)31/140290/1,400
Penicillium150/80 (500/100)36/33370/350
Rhinocladiella25/38 (15/31)24/2465/110
Rhodotorula18/46 (10/49)12/2436/170
S. chartarum15/ND (10/ND)f12/ND35/ND
Trichoderma15/71 (11/130)12/1235/310
Tritirachium28/56 (29/85)12/35130/290
Unidentified fungi19/21 (23/15)12/1294/47
Yeast24/53 (37/61)12/2467/170
  • a The mean is the average of the median concentrations for all buildings, restricted to buildings where the fungus was detected.

  • b The median value is the average of the median concentrations for all buildings, restricted to buildings where the fungus was detected.

  • c The 95th percentile is based on the median concentrations for all buildings, restricted to buildings where the fungus was detected.

  • d Aspergillus species includes Eurotium, Emericella, A. flavus, A. fumigatus, A. niger, A. versicolor, and all other Aspergillus species listed in Table 3.

  • e Value for indoor samples/value for outdoor samples (standard deviation for indoor samples/standard deviation for outdoor samples).

  • f ND, not detected.