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Document Type

Book Chapter

Department/Unit

Department of Biology

Title

Bioaerosols and hospital infections

Language

English

Abstract

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. All rights reserved. Aerosols influence many areas of our daily life. They are at the core of environmental problems such as global warming, photochemical smog and poor air quality. They can also have diverse effects on human health, where exposure occurs in both outdoor and indoor environments. However, aerosols can have beneficial effects too; the delivery of drugs to the lungs, the delivery of fuels for combustion and the production of nanomaterials all rely on aerosols. Advances in particle measurement technologies have made it possible to take advantage of rapid changes in both particle size and concentration. Likewise, aerosols can now be produced in a controlled fashion. Reviewing many technological applications together with the current scientific status of aerosol modelling and measurements, this book includes:Satellite aerosol remote sensing. The effects of aerosols on climate change. Air pollution and health. Pharmaceutical aerosols and pulmonary drug delivery. Bioaerosols and hospital infections. Particle emissions from vehicles. The safety of emerging nanomaterials. Radioactive aerosols: tracers of atmospheric processes With the importance of this topic brought to the public's attention after the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull, this book provides a timely, concise and accessible overview of the many facets of aerosol science.

Publication Date

2014

Source Publication Title

Aerosol science: Technology and applications

Editors

Colbeck, Ian ; Lazaridis, Mihalis

Start Page

271

End Page

290

Publisher

Wiley

ISBN (print)

9781119977926

ISBN (electronic)

9781118682555

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