The researchers observed differences between pre-and postfog aerosol communities that suggest fog events can have a significant impact on microbial aerosol
diversity and composition, and as colead author M.
generation during laboratory accidents and subsequent risk assessment.
The instrumentation, in this case microbial aerosol
samplers, must be judged in terms of its capability to collect microbes under different operating conditions while minimizing the environmental stress on the organisms collected.
In North America, such cases from domestic exposure have been associated with an unusual source of a microbial aerosol
, such as a humidifier or air-conditioning device.
Reduction of microbial aerosols
by automatic toilet bowl cleaners.
Barriers to contamination, such as surgical masks, may not adequately contain microbial aerosols
, especially when they are worn for long durations, added Dr.
One such technology, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI), has long been used to inactivate microbial aerosols
, mostly in the occupied spaces of medical facilities.
Therefore, suspending media for studying microbial aerosols
must simulate the real-world aerosols as closely as possible.