Project

Research on fungal growth and mycotoxin production in buildings to prevent the 'sick building syndrome'

Duration
01 January 2007 → 31 October 2009
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
Keywords
mycotoxins sick building syndrome air mycelium fungi surface
 
Project description

Samples (air, mycelium and surface samples) will be collected in fungi contaminated buildings and analyzed on mycotoxines. Therefore a LC/MS/MS method will be used that simultaneous follows 16 mycotoxins. These data will be used to chart the mycotoxin production in these buildings and will be related to the 'sick building syndrome'.