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Fungal contamination of indoor public swimming pools and their dominant physical and chemical properties

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(2021) Fungal contamination of indoor public swimming pools and their dominant physical and chemical properties. Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene. E879-E884. ISSN 11212233 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Introduction. Considering the existence of both parasitic and fungal pathogens in the indoor public swimming pools and non-utilization of suitable filtration and disinfection systems in these places, this research aimed to determine the relationship between the indoor public swimming pools and possible pollution with parasitic and fungal agents, as well as physical and chemical characteristics of these pools and compare the results with national standards. Methods. In this study, 11 active indoor swimming pools of Zahedan city were sampled, using plastic pump techniques, from the middle of winter to the late summer season. A total of 88 water samples (eight water samples from each pool) were examined to determine the residual chlorine, contamination with parasitic and fungal agents, using culture media and slide culture techniques. Results were analyzed with SPSS software (V16) and, Microsoft Excel (V2010). Results. The findings revealed fungal contamination with Cladosporium, Penicillium, Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus fumigatus, etc. and the physicochemical factors comply with the minimum standards, which indicates the need for continuous monitoring and control of water filtration and disinfection of water in the pools. Conclusion. The results show reasonable derangement of physicochemical and microbial factors of the evaluated pools. Efforts shall be made by the concerned authorities to provide health education to users, quality water at the pools and to maintain the safety and quality of the water through proper and adequate chlorination. © Copyright by Pacini Editore Srl, Pisa, Italy

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Rezaei, N.UNSPECIFIED
Dabiri, S.UNSPECIFIED
Getso, M. I.UNSPECIFIED
Damani, E.UNSPECIFIED
Modrek, M. J.UNSPECIFIED
Parandin, F.UNSPECIFIED
Raissi, V.UNSPECIFIED
Yarahmadi, M.UNSPECIFIED
Shamsaei, S.UNSPECIFIED
Soleimani, A.UNSPECIFIED
Amiri, S.UNSPECIFIED
Arghavan, B.UNSPECIFIED
Raiesi, O.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Disinfection systems Iran Parasitic and fungal contamination Physical and chemical characteristics Swimming pool chlorine Article Aspergillus flavus Aspergillus fumigatus Cladosporium controlled study cross-sectional study fungal contamination nonhuman Penicillium pH physical chemistry sample size seasonal variation summer water disinfection water filtration water quality water sampling
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Page Range: E879-E884
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 62
Number: 4
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.15167/2421-4248/jpmh2021.62.4.1594
ISSN: 11212233 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/3886

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