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Study Of Fungal Contamination Of Indoor Public Swimming Pools In Uromia, Iran

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ENV040181

Volume

69

Pages

7

Published

2004

Size

319 kb

Author(s)

H. Nanbakhsh, K. Diba & K. Hazarty

Abstract

The water in swimming pools cannot be a good carrier for transmission of fungal diseases but can be a source of fungus, so environmental surfaces may be contaminated by many species of fungi, and they then transmit them to swimmers. The fungal contaminations of four indoor swimming pools were studied by using membrane filtration and a swab sampling method. A total of 384 samples including water and environmental surfaces were collected and tested for the presence of fungi in different seasons within one year. Findings indicated that the average temperature, pH, residual chlorine and turbidity of water in the swimming pools within one year were respectively 29.9°C, 8.1, 0.6 ppm and 0.8 NTU. The most common

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