Latest Bioaerosol Stories

Is Your Vacuum Making You Sick?
2013-10-01 05:17:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The aerosolized dust generated by vacuums contains bacteria and mold that could have harmful effects for infants, people with allergies and those with compromised immunity, according to a new study published this month in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. The researchers from the University of Queensland and Laval University used a special clean air wind tunnel to measure vacuum emissions from 21 vacuums of...

2010-11-02 09:03:19

By Jeff Harrison, University of Arizona A 19-year UA study shows that the end product of municipally treated wastewater is generally free of any pathogenic organisms that might harm humans or the environment. A newly published report from a University of Arizona research group says biosolids, properly treated, pose little if any health risk to the public. The study, "Pathogens in Biosolids: Are They Safe?," is online in the Journal of Environmental Quality. Ian L. Pepper, director of the NSF...

2010-07-20 05:00:00

TAMPA, Fla., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- 1-800-GOT-MOLD?® today announced its first training class for new franchisees, beginning Aug. 9th at the company's new headquarters in Tampa. 1-800-GOT-MOLD?'s unique approach to locating the causes and sources of poor indoor air quality combines the use of specially trained mold-detection dogs with infrared cameras, laser particle counters, electronic moisture detection and laboratory analysis. The two-week intensive course,...

2009-04-16 17:16:00

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- It first began as an idea to fight airborne germs and bacteria in hospitals and healthcare settings, and in fact, Accents in Water remains the only Hospital-Approved, clinically tested water features available in the world today. Then, general public settings like restaurants, office buildings, and hotels wanted them. So naturally, it was only a matter of time before custom interior designers and architects demanded these particular water features...

2007-12-08 06:00:16

By Harrison, Ellen Z LITERATURE REVEIW There have been significant contributions to the literature on composting operations in the past decade. Most address on-site investigations relevant to worker health. OVER THE years, there have been concerns related to worker and neighbor health due to airborne particles emitted from composting operations. As a result, there has been a steady stream of studies to evaluate these impacts. This report summarizes a comprehensive review of the...

2007-04-15 03:00:25

By Pillai, Suresh D ABSTRACT: Bioaerosols are a vehicle for the dissemination of human and animal pathogens. Because of land-filling costs and the ban on ocean dumping of municipal biosolids, land application of biosolids and animal manure is increasing all over the globe. There is no doubt that the creation, generation, and disposal of human and animal wastes increases the aerosolization potential of a wide variety of microbial pathogens and related pollutants. In an attempt to address...

2005-06-09 18:22:17

June 8, 2005 "” A team of engineers from Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Colorado at Boulder has removed bioaerosols "” airborne biological particulate matter "” from the air of a hospital therapy pool using a new generation of hybrid filters. The bioaerosols identified in the unnamed Midwestern hospital pool had sickened nine lifeguards who had become ill with hypersensitivity pneumonitis, a lung condition that mimics pneumonia symptoms. This...

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