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Biodeterioration and effects on air quality.

Authors
Olenchock-SA
Source
Biodeterioration Research 1990; 3:435-436
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00204899
Abstract
An introductory report was presented which emphasized certain public health aspects of the effects of biodeterioration and biodegradation. It was noted that the infestation, colonization or contamination of the environment with microorganisms can result in unwanted changes in objects or materials. Similarly unwanted changes can occur as the result of such contamination in living substances. The application of immunologic techniques in evaluating indoor air deterioration was considered. Descriptions of gram negative bacteria from raw cotton fibers; the presence of lead (7439921) dust in firing ranges; fungi on wood, sludge, and grain, were each considered. Various health effects in humans which are associated with the inhalation of microorganisms and related dusts included inflammation, asthma, and organic dust toxic syndrome, as well as chronic bronchitis and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. The interaction of host lung defense mechanisms against infectious organisms was also considered.
Keywords
Air-quality-monitoring; Microbiology; Airborne-dusts; Bacterial-dusts; Plant-dusts; Dust-inhalation; Air-quality; Environmental-contamination
CAS No.
7439-92-1
Publication Date
19900101
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Llewellyn-GC; O'Rear-CE
Fiscal Year
1990
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
0306436973
Source Name
Biodeterioration Research: Mycotoxins, Biotoxins, Wood Decay, Air Quality, Cultural Properties, General Deterioration and Degradation
State
WV
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