Higienización y eliminación fúngica en instalaciones industriales para la disminución de riesgos ocupacionales

Eucaris del Carmen Agüero Corzo, Roberto Carlos Dávila Morán, Leonardo Velarde Dávila, Christian Jairo Tinoco Plasencia, Héctor Portillo Rios, José Leonor Ruiz Nizama

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It has been proven that exposure to bioaerosols is associated with several health effects, such as pulmonary diseases and allergies. The present cross-sectional study aimed to investigate fungal contamination on various surfaces belonging to two food industries. The sampling was carried out in three weeks, immediately after cleaning and disinfection and before starting production. 400 surface samples were collected (glass, stainless steel, aluminum, rubber and plastic), the effectiveness of the sanitation program in controlling the fungal population was also evaluated. All the samples presented fungal counts <10 cfu / cm2, with no significant differences between the types of surfaces, however, the plastic surfaces exhibited higher logarithmic growth of the fungi. It was determined that 49.60% of the identified species corresponded to the Penicillium genus.Although the levels of fungi in the studied baths were lower than the levels recommended by the World Health Organization, some environmental health measure ssuch as washing and disinfecting surfaces after each working shift and periodic inspections are recommended ensuring the safety of the workers and the products that are manufactured there.

Título traducido de la contribuciónSanitization and fungal elimination in industrial facilities to reduce occupational risks
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)657-663
PublicaciónBoletin de Malariologia y Salud Ambiental
EstadoIndizado - dic. 2021
Publicado de forma externa

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Palabras clave

  • . Fungi
  • Bioaerosol
  • Contamination
  • Sanitization
  • Surfaces


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