STP1071: The Landlord, Tenant, and Investigator: Their Needs, Concerns and Viewpoints

    Morey, PR
    DirectorPresident of Pathogen Control Associates, Indoor Air Quality Services, Clayton Environmental Consultants, Inc., WayneTucker, PAGA

    Feeley, JC
    DirectorPresident of Pathogen Control Associates, Indoor Air Quality Services, Clayton Environmental Consultants, Inc., WayneTucker, PAGA

    Pages: 20    Published: Jan 1990


    Abstract

    Microorganisms in indoor environments may cause adverse health effects that are either infective or allergic in nature. The current state of knowledge of the microbiologist or investigator dealing with air quality problems is reviewed. Examples taken from the literature and recent case studies suggest that a wide variety of microbial agents can adversely affect air quality in interior environments. Sampling and analytical protocols for most kinds of microbial agents are poorly developed. The interpretation of microbial sampling data is far from certain especially from the viewpoint of building owners and tenants. Examples given in this review introduce the theme of the Boulder Conference on Biological Contaminants in Indoor Environments, namely exploring and developing of sampling and analytical protocols for a variety of agents including viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and microbial toxins.

    Keywords:

    microbial sampling, indoor air quality, data interpretation, viruses, fungi, bacteria


    Paper ID: STP25320S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D22.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP25320S


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