publication . Other literature type . Article . 2011 . Embargo end date: 01 Jan 2011

Bioaerosols in indoor environment - a review with special reference to residential and occupational locations

Mandal, J; Brandl, H;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: Bentham Open
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
Bioaerosols such as bacterial and fungal cells and their spores are - along with non-biological particles - part of indoor airborne particulate matter and have been related since a long time to health issues of human beings as well as flora, and fauna. To identify the different risks and to establish exposure thresholds, microbiology of air samples from a series of indoor environments must be characterized, i.e. the different microorganisms (bacteria and fungi) must be identified and quantified. This review discusses the techniques of air sampling and sample analysis. In addition, a literature study has been performed regarding the levels of these microorganisms...
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Medical Subject Headings: complex mixtures
free text keywords: Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, 570 Life sciences; biology, 590 Animals (Zoology), Bioaerosols, microbial diversity, sampling, monitoring, occupational environment, maximum acceptable values
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