Pollution characteristics and noncarcinogenic risk assessment of fungal bioaerosol in different processing units of waste paper and cardboard recycling factory

Abbas Norouzian Baghani, Armin Sorooshian, Mahdieh Delikhoon, Ramin Nabizadeh, Shahrokh Nazmara, Rounak Bakhtiari

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Abstract

This study reports on the concentrations of airborne fungi in a waste paper and cardboard recycling factory (WPCRF) in Tehran, Iran. Sampling occurred every six days during winter at nine locations. The following order was observed in all processing units: Penicillium sp. (92 ± 6 CFU m−3) > Cladosporium sp. (74 ± 7 CFU m−3) > Aspergillus niger (19 ± 9 CFU m−3). In the processing units, the lifetime average daily dose ranged from 1.49 × 10−3 to 7.8 CFU (kg.d)−1 for the inhalation route and from 2.74 × 10−6 to 6.29 × 10−6 CFU (kg.d)−1 for the dermal route.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalToxin Reviews
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • air pollution
  • bioaerosols
  • hazard quotient
  • Health risk assessment
  • paper and cardboard

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology

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