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Concentrations of Atmospheric Culturable Bioaerosols at Mountain and Seashore Sites

Aerosol and Bioengineering Laboratory, Konkuk University, 120 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 05029, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(22), 4323; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16224323
Received: 2 September 2019 / Revised: 30 October 2019 / Accepted: 3 November 2019 / Published: 6 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Environmental and Occupational Exposure to Microbial Contaminants)
Concentrations of atmospheric culturable bioaerosols at mountain and seashore sites were measured in field investigations by using a bio-culture sampler. The eastern Korean peninsula was selected for the measurements because of the short distance between the mountain site and the seashore site. Detectable concentrations of culturable fungal and bacterial bioaerosols (maximum 1065 CFU/m3) were quantitatively measured at the mountain and seashore sites. In addition, measurement of bioaerosols was conducted at an urban area as reference data. Significantly higher concentrations of bioaerosols were found at the mountain site. However, several fold smaller levels of bioaerosols were detected at the seashore site (t-test p-value < 0.05). View Full-Text
Keywords: mountain; seashore; culturable atmospheric bioaerosol; fungal bioaerosol; bacterial bioaerosol mountain; seashore; culturable atmospheric bioaerosol; fungal bioaerosol; bacterial bioaerosol
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Lee, B.U.; Lee, G.; Heo, K.J.; Jung, J. Concentrations of Atmospheric Culturable Bioaerosols at Mountain and Seashore Sites. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 4323.

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