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WORKSHOP ON THE SOURCES, QUANTIFICATION AND HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF BIOAEROSOLS WORKSHOP REPORT

Karen Exley1, Sarah Robertson1, Francis D. Pope2, Roy M. Harrison3 and Timothy W. Gant4
  • 1 Centre for Radiation, Saudi Arabia
  • 2 University of Birmingham, Saudi Arabia
  • 3 King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  • 4 King Abdulaziz University, United Kingdom

Abstract

Scientists, health care professionals and the general public have all raised concerns about the potential health impact natural and manmade sources bioaerosols. In response in september 2012 the Natural Environmental Research Council and public health England jointly funded a workshop to review the 'sources, quantification and health implications of bioaerosols'. The organising committee for the workshop identified five priority areas-(1) bioaerosol identification and quantification methodology, (2) bioaerosol sources, (3) health effects of bioaerosols, (4) extreme events, risk assessment and mediation and (5) bioaerosol dispersion and modelling. The primary purpose was to bring together experts to report on recent research and identify research gaps where increased knowledge would improve risk understanding and public health. This report summarises the presentations, the main discussion points and key conclusions that emerged during the workshop.

American Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Volume 9 No. 3, 2014, 189-199

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajptsp.2014.189.199

Submitted On: 14 July 2014 Published On: 28 October 2014

How to Cite: Exley, K., Robertson, S., Pope, F. D., Harrison, R. M. & Gant, T. W. (2014). WORKSHOP ON THE SOURCES, QUANTIFICATION AND HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF BIOAEROSOLS WORKSHOP REPORT. American Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology, 9(3), 189-199. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajptsp.2014.189.199

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Keywords

  • Bioaerosols
  • Health
  • Dispersion
  • Modelling