TABLE 8.

Airborne fungal concentrations for the Southeast

Organism(s)Concn (CFU/m3)
MeanaMedianb95th percentilec
Aspergillus flavus23/15 (23/7)e12/1283/35
Aspergillus fumigatus20/32 (22/45)12/1853/110
Aspergillus niger54/30 (150/44)12/12230/94
Aspergillus speciesd110/38 (400/57)21/24410/120
Aspergillus versicolor71/25 (170/43)18/12310/82
Acremonium23/41 (21/53)15/2462/120
Alternaria20/33 (12/34)12/2444/94
Aureobasidium16/32 (6/32)12/2228/110
Candida14/19 (7/14)12/1224/59
Cladosporium130/460 (330/610)47/230480/1,600
Curvularia28/58 (27/92)18/3594/180
Epicoccum19/40 (24/77)12/1853/140
Fusarium21/36 (24/47)12/2471/140
Geotrichum76/260 (200/520)24/59260/1,300
Hyalodendron31/110 (45/340)17/25110/470
Nonsporulating fungi66/280 (120/510)30/140240/1,100
Penicillium120/120 (360/270)30/53490/400
Rhinocladiella21/42 (16/46)18/3247/130
Rhodotorula28/59 (60/130)15/2458/180
S. chartarum34/53 (73/88)12/12140/230
Trichoderma23/18 (47/11)12/1245/35
Tritirachium46/79 (150/140)18/34140/270
Unidentified fungi19/23 (16/16)12/1841/59
Yeast21/26 (24/16)12/2453/59
  • 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).