bioaerosol News

  • NPL trials identify improved bioaerosol monitoring technology

    Trials conducted by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have identified improved methodologies for sampling and measuring bioaerosols at composting facilities. Commissioned by Defra, the first project began in 2008 and the results of a larger series of trials will be published later this summer. Background As the UK seeks to reduce the quantity of waste going to landfill, there ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Air Monitors launches new bioaerosol sampler

    Amidst growing concerns with the health effects of airborne particles, Air Monitors, a specialist instrumentation company, is launching a new portable air sampler which significantly enhances the ability to measure and control biological contamination. The ‘Coriolis µ’ has a new wet-walled cyclone technology that improves bioaerosol sampling for bacteria, pollen, endotoxins, ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Bioaerosol exposure remains health concern for compost site workers

    Employees working in close-proximity to compost are potentially exposed to large concentrations of bioaerosols, research by the Health and Safety Executive confirmed. However, the report Bioaerosol emissions from waste comoposting and the potential for workers’ exposure highlighted that bioaerosols are “substantially reduced” at 50 to 100m distance downwind from the source when compared with its ...

  • Advanced technology improves airborne pathogen measurement

    Many traditional methods for detecting airborne sources of contamination rely on the deposition on these materials on to a surface. For example, surface swabs might be taken, or bioaerosol sampling might be undertaken with a sampler that relies on the impact of biological particles on to a solid growth medium. “These methods are unable to deliver an accurate measurement of airborne ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • CERC at the recent Harmo conference in Budapest

    Two of our team, Managing Director Dr David Carruthers and Stephen Smith, recently attended the 17th Harmo conference in Budapest. This conference aims to harmonise approaches to atmospheric dispersion modelling and model evaluation. They presented work on ...

  • Air Monitors targets UK food sector

    The specialist instrumentation provider, Air Monitors, has launched a new division to cater specifically for the air monitoring requirements of the food industry. Sales Manager Colin Craggs says “This initiative has been taken in response to a recent rise in enquiries from the food and beverage markets, combined with advances in measurement technology.” The new division will focus on ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • IAQ Radio Interviews Eckardt Johanning, MD on Effective Remediation After Natural Disasters

    This week on IAQ Radio Eckardt Johanning, M.D., M.Sc., PhD joins us to discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the recently announced conference Safe and Effective Flood and Mold Remediation -After the Super Storm Sandy and other Natural Disasters. Eckardt Johanning, M.D., M.Sc., PhD. is the Medical Director of Occupational and Environmental Life Science, and the Fungal Research Group ...


    By IAQ Radio

  • IAQ Radio Celebrates their 250th Show with Harriet Ammann, PhD, DABT

    Harriet Ammann, PhD, DABT is a legend in the IAQ world and our guest for this week. Dr. Ammann is currently Principal, Ammann Toxicology Consulting LLC; & an affiliate associate professor, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington. Harriet M. Ammann has been a diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology since 1989. Up to 2006 Dr. Ammann was the Senior ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ADMLC report on dispersion from agricultural sources published

    ‘A review of the limitations and uncertainties of modelling pollutant dispersion from non-point sources’ was published earlier this year. This report presents a detailed literature review, including a summary of agricultural and bioaerosol source parameter ranges particularly of interest to those modelling multiple releases from low-level sources in the vicinity of farm sheds. Results ...

  • Texas IAQ Professionals Help to Prevent Indoor Air Quality Issues during Construction

    Earlier this month, The Southeast Texas Record published an article about a new home builder being sued by a League City woman’s insurance company.  According to the article, the lawsuit claims that the builder’s negligence caused multiple water damage events that have totaled over $70,000.   Water damage can not only harm building materials ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ISHM Educates Workers about Exposure to Microbial Toxins

    Most workers recognize that exposure to elevated levels of mold in the workplace can lead to human health concerns.  Mold is a known allergen, asthma trigger and can even cause fungal infections in susceptible individuals.   Far fewer workers known that many types of mold can also produce microbial toxins known as mycotoxins.  A mycotoxin is a toxic secondary metabolite produced by ...

  • Two University of Leeds Researchers Join IAQ Radio to Discuss Hospital Acquired Infections

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  IAQ Radio EPISODE 261 Hosted by: Joe Hughes/Cliff Zlotnik Date/Time: 10/26/2012 12:00 PM ET Dr Catherine Noakes, CEng & Dr Louise Fletcher Two University of Leeds Researchers Join IAQ Radio to ...


    By IAQ Radio

  • Environmental Risk Innovations, LLC Announces Key Hire – Bill McGuinness

    Environmental Risk Innovations, LLC (ERI) is pleased to announce the recent hire of Bill McGuinness as a sign of the company's continued commitment to expand its environmental risk management services.  Mr. McGuinness possesses over 25 years of experience in the environmental consulting field and will serve as ERI's Hydrogeologist and Environmental Risk Scientist. Prior to joining ...


    By The EI Group, Inc.

  • Biowaste challenges and opportunities in the coming decade

    Facing up to the challenges of dealing with biowastes over the next decade will need the right balance of controls and incentives to encourage the reuse of waste while protecting the environment and human health, according to the UK Environment Agency. The United Kingdom produces over 100 million tonnes of biodegradable waste every year, enough to fill approximately 25 Wembley stadiums, and most ...

  • Exposure to Metalworking Fluids & Microbial Health Hazards

    Over one million workers in the United States work in machine finishing, machine tooling, and other metalworking and metal-forming operations.  Many of these workers could potentially be exposed to microbial hazards in metalworking fluids (MWFs).   MWFs are used to reduce heat and friction and to remove metal particles in a number of industrial machining and grinding operations.  ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Frost & Sullivan: escalating health concerns stoke demand for indoor air purification systems

    The global indoor air quality (IAQ) industry has witnessed fast-paced growth over the past few years. Additionally, technological development is of primary importance for stakeholders in this domain. Large amounts of small particles suspended in the air can be visible through a ray of light that enters a building. These include airborne particles such as dust or tobacco particles; bioaerosols, ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Industry Leading EMSL Lab Scientists Speak at AIHce Conference & Expo

    Several industry leading scientists from EMSL Analytical, Inc. will speak on several subjects related to indoor air quality in schools, wood rot fungi and surface molds and odor investigations at this years AIHce Conference and exposition being held in Portland, Oregon May 14th – May 20th, 2011. AIHce is considered the most important event of the year among EH&S ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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