Aerobiology is the study of airborne particles that have an impact on humans and other organisms. Every day, we are exposed to airborne particles, including "natural" particles such as pollen, bacteria, and fungi, and "unnatural" particles, such as asbestos fibers and noxious chemicals. Aerobiology highlights the current interests in this field, primarily the ecology and distribution of airborne particles and their effects on health.
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Introduction. Keynote: Microbial Emissions from Composts and Associated Risks-Trials and Tribulations of an Occupational Aerobiologist (Keynote Address). Ecology/Distribution: Phenology and Aerobiology of Ragweed Pollen. The Influence of Wind Velocity on the Ambient Concentrations of Pollen from Gramineae, Platanus and Betula in the Air of London, England. Aeropollen of Mimosoideae. Pathogenic Spore-Fungi in School Dust in the South of Spain. Prevalence of House Dust Mites from Homes in the Sonoran Desert, Arizona. Aeromicrobial Analyses in a Wastewater Treatment Plant. Airborne Microorganisms in a Domestic Waste Transfer Station. Health Effects: Risk Assessment of Legionella in Cooling Towers: Use of Legionella-Total Bacteria Ratios. Conifer Pollen: Is a Reassessment in Order?. Comparison of Allergenic Potency of Four Batches of Cladosporium herbarum. The Detection of Airborne Allergens Implicated in Occupational Asthma.
Michael L. Muilenberg, Harriet A. Burge