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dc.contributor.authorPrussin, Aaron J. IIen
dc.contributor.authorMarr, Linsey C.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-05T01:56:00Zen
dc.date.available2017-02-05T01:56:00Zen
dc.date.issued2015-12-22en
dc.identifier.issn2049-2618en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/74937en
dc.description.abstractEach day people are exposed to millions of bioaerosols, including whole microorganisms, which can have both beneficial and detrimental effects. The next chapter in understanding the airborne microbiome of the built environment is characterizing the various sources of airborne microorganisms and the relative contribution of each. We have identified the following eight major categories of sources of airborne bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the built environment: humans; pets; plants; plumbing systems; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems; mold; dust resuspension; and the outdoor environment. Certain species are associated with certain sources, but the full potential of source characterization and source apportionment has not yet been realized. Ideally, future studies will quantify detailed emission rates of microorganisms from each source and will identify the relative contribution of each source to the indoor air microbiome. This information could then be used to probe fundamental relationships between specific sources and human health, to design interventions to improve building health and human health, or even to provide evidence for forensic investigations.en
dc.format.extent? - ? (10) page(s)en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherBiomed Central Ltden
dc.relation.urihttp://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000367061200001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=930d57c9ac61a043676db62af60056c1en
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectMicrobiologyen
dc.subjectMicrobiomeen
dc.subjectMicrobesen
dc.subjectIndoorsen
dc.subjectBioaerosolsen
dc.subjectEmissionsen
dc.subjectReviewen
dc.subjectINDOOR-OUTDOOR RELATIONSHIPSen
dc.subjectHOUSE-DUSTen
dc.subjectPARTICLE NUMBERen
dc.subjectHOME DAMPNESSen
dc.subjectMICROBIOLOGICAL HAZARDSen
dc.subjectBACTERIAL COMMUNITIESen
dc.subjectPULMONARY HEMORRHAGEen
dc.subjectSIZE DISTRIBUTIONSen
dc.subjectPARTICULATE MATTERen
dc.subjectSTACHYBOTRYS-ATRAen
dc.titleSources of airborne microorganisms in the built environmenten
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.description.versionPublished versionen
dc.rights.holderThe Author(s)en
dc.contributor.departmentCivil and Environmental Engineeringen
dc.title.serialMicrobiomeen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1186/s40168-015-0144-zen
dc.identifier.volume3en
dc.identifier.issue1en
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Techen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/All T&R Facultyen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Engineeringen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Engineering/Civil & Environmental Engineeringen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Engineering/COE T&R Facultyen


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