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How Has the Hazard to Humans of Microorganisms Found in Atmospheric Aerosol in the South of Western Siberia Changed over 10 Years?

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Department of Biophysics and Ecological Researches, FBRI SRC VB “Vector” of Rospotrebnadzor, Koltsovo, 630559 Novosibirsk rgn., Russia
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Laboratory of Atmosphere Composition Climatology, V.E. Zuev Institute Of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS, 634055 Tomsk, Russia
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(5), 1651; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051651
Received: 27 December 2019 / Revised: 27 February 2020 / Accepted: 28 February 2020 / Published: 3 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Integrated human exposure to air pollution)
One of the most important components of atmospheric aerosols are microorganisms. Therefore, it is necessary to assess the hazard to humans, both from individual microorganisms which are present in atmospheric bioaerosols as well as from their pool. An approach for determining the hazard of bacteria and yeasts found in atmospheric bioaerosols for humans has previously been proposed. The purpose of this paper is to compare our results for 2006–2008 with the results of studies obtained in 2012–2016 to identify changes in the characteristics of bioaerosols occurring over a decade in the south of Western Siberia. Experimental data on the growth, morphological and biochemical properties of bacteria and yeasts were determined for each isolate found in bioaerosol samples. The integral indices of the hazards of bacteria and yeast for humans were constructed for each isolate based on experimentally determined isolate characteristics according to the approach developed by authors in 2008. Data analysis of two datasets showed that hazard to humans of culturable microorganisms in the atmospheric aerosol in the south of Western Siberia has not changed significantly for 10 years (trends are undistinguishable from zero with a confidence level of more than 95%) despite a noticeable decrease in the average annual number of culturable microorganisms per cubic meter (6–10 times for 10 years). View Full-Text
Keywords: atmospheric aerosols; bioaerosols; culturable bacteria; long-term trends; hazard for human atmospheric aerosols; bioaerosols; culturable bacteria; long-term trends; hazard for human
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Safatov, A.; Andreeva, I.; Buryak, G.; Ohlopkova, O.; Olkin, S.; Puchkova, L.; Reznikova, I.; Solovyanova, N.; Belan, B.; Panchenko, M.; Simonenkov, D. How Has the Hazard to Humans of Microorganisms Found in Atmospheric Aerosol in the South of Western Siberia Changed over 10 Years? Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 1651.

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Safatov A, Andreeva I, Buryak G, Ohlopkova O, Olkin S, Puchkova L, Reznikova I, Solovyanova N, Belan B, Panchenko M, Simonenkov D. How Has the Hazard to Humans of Microorganisms Found in Atmospheric Aerosol in the South of Western Siberia Changed over 10 Years? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(5):1651.

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Safatov, Alexandr; Andreeva, Irina; Buryak, Galina; Ohlopkova, Olesia; Olkin, Sergei; Puchkova, Larisa; Reznikova, Irina; Solovyanova, Nadezda; Belan, Boris; Panchenko, Mikhail; Simonenkov, Denis. 2020. "How Has the Hazard to Humans of Microorganisms Found in Atmospheric Aerosol in the South of Western Siberia Changed over 10 Years?" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17, no. 5: 1651.

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