Table 1

Orders of magnitude of exposure to fungus spores, total bacteria (excluding actinomycetes), and actinomycetes in the air of waste handling workplaces, and reference measurements (cfu/m3 air)

Work places Total bacteria Actinomycetes Fungus spores
Composting plants107 105 107
Plant areas after work shift103 103 104
Biowaste collection105 104 105
Reference areas<102 <102 <103