Assessment of particulates and bioaerosols in eastern Canadian sawmills

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dc.contributor.authorDuchaine, Caroline-
dc.contributor.authorMériaux, Anne-
dc.contributor.authorThorne, Peter S.-
dc.contributor.authorCormier, Yvon-
dc.coverage.spatialCanada (Est)fr_CA
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-15T14:16:03Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-15-
dc.date.issued2000-10-01-
dc.identifier.issn1529-8663fr_CA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/12155-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to quantify and identify the airborne contamination in eastern Canadian sawmills. Seventeen sawmills were chosen to cover a wide range of size, geographic distribution, and wood species processed. Within each sawmill different work sites (debarking, sawing, sorting, or planing) were studied separately. Area sampling was performed for exposure assessment. Microbial contaminants were assessed with all-glass impingers 30 and six-stage Andersen microbial samplers; appropriate selective media and culture conditions for bacteria, thermophilic actinomycetes, molds, and yeasts were used. Inhalable dust, endotoxins, temperature, and humidity also were measured. Penicillium species were the most predominant molds with up to 40 different Penicillium species identified. Debarking was the working site most highly contaminated by molds, bacteria, and endotoxins (p=0.0001). At this working site mold levels reached a maximum of 1.5×10 6 CFU/m 3 , whereas the median values for culturable bacteria and endotoxin were 21,620 CFU/m 3 and 1081 endotoxin units/m 3 , respectively. Planing sites were the most highly dust contaminated (median: 3.0 mg/m 3 ) (p <0.05). Sawmills of eastern Canada contain airborne biological contaminants that vary between working sites, and their microflora is different from that previously described in European sawmillfr_CA
dc.languageengfr_CA
dc.publisherAmerican Industrial Hygiene Associationfr_CA
dc.subjectAerobiologyfr_CA
dc.subjectBiological Exposurefr_CA
dc.subjectEndotoxinsfr_CA
dc.subjectEnvironmental Moldsfr_CA
dc.subjectSawmillsfr_CA
dc.subjectWood Dustfr_CA
dc.titleAssessment of particulates and bioaerosols in eastern Canadian sawmillsfr_CA
dc.typeCOAR1_1::Texte::Périodique::Revue::Contribution à un journal::Article::Article de recherche-
dcterms.bibliographicCitationAIHAJ - American Industrial Hygiene Association, Vol. 61 (5), 727–732 (2000)fr_CA
dc.audienceProfesseurs (Enseignement supérieur)fr_CA
dc.audienceÉtudiantsfr_CA
dc.audienceDoctorantsfr_CA
dc.audienceMicrobiologistesfr_CA
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/15298660008984583fr_CA
dc.identifier.pubmed11071425fr_CA
dc.subject.rvmScieries -- Aspect sanitairefr_CA
dc.subject.rvmAérosolsfr_CA
dc.subject.rvmPoussièrefr_CA
dc.subject.rvmEndotoxinesfr_CA
dc.subject.rvmAir intérieur -- Pollution -- Mesurefr_CA
dc.subject.rvmMoisissuresfr_CA
dc.subject.rvmAir -- Microbiologiefr_CA
rioxxterms.versionVersion of Recordfr_CA
rioxxterms.version_of_recordhttps://doi.org/10.1080/15298660008984583fr_CA
bul.rights.periodeEmbargo12Mfr_CA
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