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Exposure Level of Airborne Bacteria in the University Laboratories in Seoul, Korea
Hwang, Sung-Ho; Yoo, Kyong-Nam; Park, Ji-Ho; Park, Dong-Uk; Yoon, Chung-Sik;
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 Abstract
This study evaluated the bacterial concentrations and affecting factors at the laboratories of a university in Seoul, Korea. Thirty-three samples of total airborne bacteria (TAB) and eighteen samples of gram negative bacteria (GNB) were collected from both microbiology laboratories (7) and chemistry laboratories (6). GM (GSD) of TAB and GNB concentrations were 194 (2.52) , 24 (4.1) , respectively. TAB concentrations in the chemical laboratories (GM (GSD): 193 (2.0) ) were not significantly different from those in microbial laboratories (GM (GSD): 202 (2.7) , (p>0.05)). GM (GSD) of TAB concentrationsat the top of sink, the center of laboratory, and the front of ventilation ventilation device within laboratories, 182 (3.2) , 217 (2.2) , 176 (2.4) , respectively, were not significantly different (p
 Keywords
total airborne bacteria;gram-negative bacteria;chemical laboratory;microbial laboratory;indoor;temperature;bioaerosol;
 Language
English
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