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Main Title Air pollution aspects of biological aerosols (microorganisms) /
Author Finkelstein, Harold,
CORP Author Litton Systems, Inc., Bethesda, Md. Environmental Systems Div.
Publisher Litton Systems,
Year Published 1969
Report Number PH 22 68 25
Stock Number PB-188 084
OCLC Number 54345525
Subjects Air--Pollution ; Air--Microbiology ; Airborne infection
Additional Subjects ( Microorganisms ; Air pollution) ; Bacterial aerosols ; Diseases ; Effectiveness ; Humans ; Animals ; Plants(Botany) ; Respiratory diseases ; Influenza virus ; Materials ; Mycobacterium tuberculosis ; Cholera ; Newcastle disease virus ; Control ; Sampling ; Analysis
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EMBD  PB-188084 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 04/30/2004
NTIS  PB-188 084 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 98 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Biological aerosols--suspensions of microorganisms in the air--can cause diseases in humans, animals, and plants and degradation of inanimate materials. The present knowledge pertaining to the relationships between dose-effect, viability, survival of microorganisms in aerosols, and other factors is insufficient for establishing standards for either indoor or outdoor environmental air concentrations. The source of most human and animal airborne pathogens is the host organism that recently harbored the pathogens. However, since biological aerosols generally are detrimentally affected by exposure to the atmosphere, they are usually found in spaces close to the host. The abatement and control of biological aerosols have been successful only in environmentally-controlled indoor spaces. There has been no adequate way to estimate either the cost of the effects of biological aerosols, or the cost of abatement and control. (Author)
Prepared for the National Air Pollution Control Administration, Consumer Protection & Environmental Health Service, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (Contract No. PH-22-68-25). Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-60). Microfiche.