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  1. Sampling Overview
    1. Culturable air sampling
    2. Non-culturable air sampling
    3. Surface sampling
    4. Special cases
  2. Interpretation Overview
    1. Activity levels
    2. Weather conditions
    3. Condition of the area sampled
  3. Additional Information
    1. Spore trap air sampling
    2. Andersen or Biocassette air sampling
    3. Surface sampling – tape, swab, bulk
    4. Surface sampling – dust
  4. Environmental Reporter
  5. Ask Dr. Burge
  6. Allergen Glossary
  7. Food Microbiology Glossary
  8. Fungal Glossary
  9. Resources
 

Environmental Reporter – Archive

Vol. 12, Issue 2: Allergy: Disease and Symptoms

Vol. 12, Issue 1: Sampling for Environmental Allergens

Vol. 11, Issue 1: Mucormycosis and Natural Disasters

Vol. 10, Issue 5: Fire-related Particles Detection and Identification

Vol. 10, Issue 4: Pontiac Fever, The Flip Side of Legionella

Vol. 10, Issue 3: Cryptococcus gattii

Vol. 10, Issue 2: Construction-related Nosocomial Infections

Vol. 10, Issue 1: Outdoor Spore Aerosols in Winter

Vol. 9, Issue 7: Bioaerosol Sampling

Vol. 9, Issue 6: Fungal Aerosols

Vol. 9, Issue 5: Avian Pathogens and Zoonotic Health Threats

Vol. 9, Issue 4: Cooling Towers: Potential Risk for Legionella Outbreaks?

Vol. 9, Issue 3: Pithomyces

Vol. 9, Issue 2: Insects, Allergy and Indoor Air Quality

Vol. 9, Issue 1: Microbial Contaminations in Metalworking Fluids

Vol. 8, Issue 10: Trichocladium

Vol. 8, Issue 9: Fungal Allergens

Vol. 8, Issue 8: Seasonal Pollen

Vol. 8, Issue 7: Aspergillosis

Vol. 8, Issue 6: Health Effects of Glucans

Vol. 8, Issue 5: Listeria as a Hygiene Indicator

Vol. 8, Issue 4: Trichoderma

Vol. 8, Issue 3: E. Coli: A Model Organism from Theodor Escherich's Legacy

Vol. 8, Issue 2: USP <797> Environmental Monitoring Program Design and Application

Vol. 8, Issue 1: Sources and Control of Opportunistic Fungi in The Hospital Environment

Vol. 7, Issue 11: Health Effects of Radon

Vol. 7, Issue 10: Risk Communication

Vol. 7, Issue 9: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Culture Testing

Vol. 7, Issue 8: An Overview of USP <797>

Vol. 7, Issue 7: A Discussion of Optional Supporting Fungal Information and Data from the Laboratory

Vol. 7, Issue 6: Screening for Sewage Contamination

Vol. 7, Issue 5: Lumberyard Mold and Sap Stain

Vol. 7, Issue 4: Controlling Indoor Allergens

Vol. 7, Issue 3: Oidium

Vol. 7, Issue 2: Legionnaires' Disease and Travel

Vol. 7, Issue 1: Decay Fungi Overview

December 2008
Topic - Asbestos Identification and Quantification in Bulk Samples

November 2008
Topic - Mold and Granite Counter Tops
Topic - The Importance of Media and Incubation Temperature Selection in Bacterial Culture Assays

October 2008
Topic - Using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) in Indoor Environmental Testing
Microorganism of the Month - Histoplasma capsulatum

September 2008
Topic - USP 797: A Brief Overview of Standards Issued by the United States Pharmacopoeia for Compounding Sterile Preparations
Microorganism of the Month - Aureobasidium

August 2008
Topic - Floods, Molds and Rats

July 2008
Topic - How Many Air Samples To Take for Mold Investigations
Microorganism of the Month - Zygomycetes

June 2008
Topic - Actinomycetes
Topic - Mycobacteria

May 2008
Topic - Quality
Topic - Should Your Lab Perform Gravimetric Reduction Before Point Counting?

April 2008
Topic - Allergens

March 2008
Topic - Pollen
Microorganism of the Month - Scopulariopsis species

February 2008
Topic - Water and Fungi
Microorganism of the Month - Paecilomyces species

January 2008
Topic - Importance of Environmental Monitoring for Hospital-acquired Legionellosis
Topic - Bacterial Taxonomy

December 2007
Topic - Medicinal Uses of Fungi
Microorganism of the Month - Pseudomonas species

November 2007
Topic - Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
Microorganism of the Month - Coliform Bacteria other than E. Coli: Enterobacter, Klebsiella and Citrobacter

October 2007
Topic - Clearance
Microorganism of the Month - Flavobacterium

September 2007
Topic - Musty Odors
Microorganism of the Month - Ascospores

August 2007
Topic - Asbestos: Forms and Nomenclature
Microorganism of the Month - Thermophilic actinomycetes

July 2007
Topic - Mycobacterium species
Microorganism of the Month - Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

June 2007
Topic - Health Effects of Asbestos
Microorganism of the Month - Aeromonas

May 2007
Topic - Fungal Taxonomy
Microorganism of the Month - Corynebacterium

April 2007
Topic - Sick Building Syndrome
Topic - Fungal Exposure Assessments

March 2007
Microorganism of the Month - Pseudomonas aeruginosa

February 2007
Topic - Virulent Infections
Topic - Sewage Contamination

January 2007
Topic - Bacterial Sampling
Microorganism of the Month - Legionella

December 2006
Topic - Sampling in Hospitals
Microorganism of the Month - Micrococcus

November 2006
Topic - Review of Asbestos
Microorganism of the Month - Spegazzinia

October 2006
Topic - Machining Coolants
Microorganism of the Month - Hygrocybe

September 2006
Topic - Industrial Uses of Fungi
Fungus of the Month - Epicoccum

August 2006
Topic - Mycotoxins: Continuing Review of Literature
Fungus of the Month - Basidiospores

July 2006
Topic - Health Risks Due To Inhalation of Fungal Mycotoxins
Fungus of the Month - Non-Sporulating Fungi

June 2006
Topic - Factors of Importance In Determining the Prevalence of Indoor Molds
Fungus of the Month - Coelomycetes

May 2006
Topic - How Long Do Spores Stay in the Air?
Fungus of the Month - Cryptococcus species

April 2006
Topic - Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds (MVOCs)
Fungus of the Month - Nigrospora species

March 2006
Topic - How Does Heat Affect Fungi?
Fungus of the Month - Bipolaris species

February 2006
Topic - Xerophilic Fungi
Topic - The Yeasts

January 2006
Topic - Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Fungus of the Month - Histoplasma capsulatum

December 2005
Topic - The Immune Response and Allergies
Fungus of the Month - Memnoniella species

November 2005
Topic - Can Mold Be Safely Left Inside Walls?
Fungus of the Month - Ascospores

October 2005
Topic - Urban Airborne and Settled Dust
Fungus of the Month - Smuts, Periconia, Myxomycetes

September 2005
Topic - Sewage Contamination
Fungus of the Month - Acremonium species

August 2005
Topic - Review of Guidelines for the Protection and Training of Workers Engaged in Maintenance and Remediation Work Associated with Mold
Fungus of the Month - Botrytis species

July 2005
Topic - Mycotoxins
Fungus of the Month - Aureobasidium species

June 2005
Topic - Bacteria and the Indoor Environment
Fungus of the Month - Trichoderma species

May 2005
Topic - Content Cleaning
Fungus of the Month - Fusarium species

April 2005
Topic - Proof
Fungus of the Month - Curvularia species

March 2005
Topic - Endotoxins
Fungus of the Month - Rhizopus species

February 2005
Topic - Fungal Strains
Fungus of the Month - Aspergillus species

January 2005
Topic - Succession of Fungi
Fungus of the Month - Penicillium species

December 2004
Topic - Ozone
Fungus of the Month - Alternaria species

December 2004
Topic - Air cleaners Follow-up

November 2004
Topic - Air cleaners and other appliances for keeping air clean
Fungus of the Month - Stemphylium species

October 2004
Topic - Fungi, Osmosis, and Water Activity
Fungus of the Month - Torula species

September 2004
Topic - Source Sampling
Fungus of the Month - Chaetomium species

August 2004
Topic - Biocides
Fungus of the Month - Ulocladium species

July 2004
Topic - Mold Growth and Sporulation in Buildings
Fungus of the Month - Stachybotrys species

June 2004
Topic - Wood Decaying Fungi
Fungus of the Month - Ceratocystis/Ophiostoma group

April 2004
Topic - Dust Mite Allergens
Fungus of the Month - Cladosporium species

March 2004
Topic - Crawl Spaces and Mold

February 2004
Topic - Legionella

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