Fungal Contamination of Beaches

Esther Segal, Daniel Elad

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Abstract

This article summarized the literature on fungal contamination of beaches over the globe. The surveyed literature revealed a great variety of fungal species, both yeasts and molds, which could be found in sand and/or in water. A number of studies indicated possible associations between fungal contamination and deleterious effects on human health and well-being. In view of lack of regulatory measures regarding fungal contamination of beaches, the collection of data on the subject, might possibly serve as a database for initiation of regulations for public health.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Mycology
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1,2
PublisherElsevier
PagesV2-125-V2-129
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9780128199909
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Beaches
  • Fungal contamination
  • Molds
  • Regulations
  • Salt-water
  • Sweet-water
  • Yeasts

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