Physical and biological properties of bioaerosol

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Abstract

Bioaerosols include bacterial cells and spores, viruses, pollen, fungi, algae, detritus, allergens and cell fragments. Bioaerosol particles are usually a small fraction of all aerosol particles in our surroundings, but their impact can be critical. They are a means for transmission of disease, they cause allergic reactions and they have effects on the global climate, ecology and biodiversity. This chapter provides an overview of the main types of bioaerosol particles, their sources, transport and sinks, and their potential effects on health and atmosphere.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBioaerosol Detection Technologies
EditorsPer Jonsson, Göran Olofsson, Torbjörn Tjärnhage
PublisherSpringer
Pages33-48
ISBN (Print)978-1-4419-5581-4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

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