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dc.contributor.authorAlaouie, M-
dc.contributor.authorTroisi, GM-
dc.contributor.authorSaliba, N-
dc.contributor.authorShaib, H-
dc.contributor.authorHajj, R-
dc.contributor.authorEl Hajj, R-
dc.contributor.authorMalak, S-
dc.contributor.authorJakarian, C-
dc.contributor.authorJaafar, W-
dc.date.accessioned2023-09-20T14:43:22Z-
dc.date.available2023-09-20T14:43:22Z-
dc.date.issued2023-09-18-
dc.identifierORCID iDs: Malek Alaouie https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3448-6040; Gera M. Troisi https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0889-9834; Najat Saliba https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4276-1524; Weaam Jaafar https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4636-8658.-
dc.identifier.citationAlaouie, M. et al. (2023) ‘Fungal Exposure and Shelter Assessment in Syrian Refugee Settlements in Lebanon’ in Aerobiology, 1 (1), pp. 19 - 36. doi: 10.3390/aerobiology1010003.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/27229-
dc.descriptionData Availability Statement: The data underpinning this publication can be accessed from Figshare data repository, here under a CCBY license: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.22565116.-
dc.description.abstractCopyright: © 2023 by the authors. Over 1 million Syrian refugees have fled war to seek asylum in Lebanon. The population has been placed in substandard conditions which could lead to adverse health effects, particularly in vulnerable subgroups, notably due to evident chronic dampness and inadequate ventilation potentially leading to indoor mold growth. To investigate whether the types and conditions of Syrian refugee shelters influence indoor mold populations, a cross-sectional indoor environmental study was performed in 4 provinces of Lebanon. Accordingly, a total of 80 refugee households and 20 host population households (baseline) were selected. Mold air sampling and moisture measurements of shelter material were performed in residential, non-residential, and non-permanent shelters. Results revealed that although non-residential shelters had the highest mean total indoor count (1112 CFU/m3), Aspergillus, Stachybotrys, and Penicillium spp. were strongly associated with non-permanent shelters (p < 0.001). Additionally, occupancy was found to be strongly associated with Cladosporium (p < 0.05), Ulocladium (p < 0.05), and Stachybotrys spp. (p < 0.001). As for shelter conditions, the highest total indoor count (1243 CFU/m3) was reported in unfinished structures. These findings suggest that shelter category, condition and occupancy significantly influence indoor mold concentrations, increasing respiratory health risks for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research received no external funding.-
dc.format.extent19 - 36-
dc.format.mediumElectronic-
dc.languageEnglish-
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.rightsCopyright: © 2023 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).-
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/-
dc.subjectrefugeeen_US
dc.subjectconflicten_US
dc.subjectshelteren_US
dc.subjectmolden_US
dc.subjectdampnessen_US
dc.subjectoccupancyen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental exposureen_US
dc.subjectindoor air qualityen_US
dc.titleFungal Exposure and Shelter Assessment in Syrian Refugee Settlements in Lebanonen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/aerobiology1010003-
dc.relation.isPartOfAerobiology-
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pubs.publication-statusPublished-
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