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Characterization of biological particulate loads in metropolitan airAuthor(s): J. A. Snow; R. D. Schein; W. J. Moroz
Source: In: Heisler, Gordon M.; Herrington, Lee P., eds. Proceedings of the conference on metropolitan physical environment; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-25. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 323-332
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionThe atmospheric particulate load includes a wide range of naturally occurring particles of biological origin that serve as a reservoir of allergenic agents in respiratory disease. Improved knowledge of potential aeroallergens is needed by medical clinicians. Aims are to better characterize air spora, qualitatively and quantitatively, and determine daily (by hour) periodicities of occurrence and prevalence of different kinds of spores, and seasonal variations. Main emphasis is on fungus spores about which least is known though they occur in considerable numbers. Efficient volumetric samplers provide time-related deposits of air spora at three sites in Pennsylvania.
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CitationSnow, J. A.; Schein, R. D.; Moroz, W. J. 1977. Characterization of biological particulate loads in metropolitan air. In: Heisler, Gordon M.; Herrington, Lee P., eds. Proceedings of the conference on metropolitan physical environment; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-25. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 323-332
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