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Outdoor environments and human pathogens in air

Lai, Ka and Emberlin, Jean and Colbeck, Ian (2009) Outdoor environments and human pathogens in air. In: UNSPECIFIED, ? - ?, England.

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Are pathogens in outdoor air a health issue at present or will they become a problem in the future? A working group called AirPath - Outdoor Environments and Human Pathogens in Air was set up in 2007 at University College London, UK with the aim of opening new discussion and creating a research network to investigate the science and impacts of outdoor pathogens. Our objective in this paper is to review and discuss the following areas: What is the source of human pathogens in outdoor air? What current, developing and future techniques do we need? Can we identify at-risk groups in relation to their activities and environments? How do we prepare for the anticipated challenges of environmental change and new and emerging diseases? And how can we control for and prevent pathogens in outdoor environments? We think that this work can benefit the wider research community and policy makers by providing a concise overview of various research aspects and considerations which may be important to their work. © 2009 Lai et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humans; Aerosols; Air Pollutants; Risk Factors; Consensus; Air Microbiology; Air Pollution; Environmental Exposure; Environmental Monitoring; Inhalation Exposure; Disease Transmission, Infectious
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Life Sciences, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2011 15:33
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 18:27

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