T A Reponen

Summary

Affiliation: University of Cincinnati
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Family and home characteristics correlate with mold in homes
    Tiina Reponen
    University of Cincinnati, Department of Environmental Health, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Environ Res 124:67-70. 2013
  2. pmc Infant origins of childhood asthma associated with specific molds
    Tiina Reponen
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 130:639-644.e5. 2012
  3. pmc Characteristics of airborne actinomycete spores
    T A Reponen
    Aerosol Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45267 0056, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 64:3807-12. 1998
  4. doi request reprint Influence of home characteristics on airborne and dustborne endotoxin and β-D-glucan
    Umesh Singh
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, P O Box 670056, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    J Environ Monit 13:3246-53. 2011
  5. doi request reprint High environmental relative moldiness index during infancy as a predictor of asthma at 7 years of age
    Tiina Reponen
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0056, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 107:120-6. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Dynamic monitoring of the dust pickup efficiency of vacuum cleaners
    Tiina Reponen
    Aerosol Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, P O Box 670056, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    AIHA J (Fairfax, Va) 63:689-97. 2002
  7. pmc Visually observed mold and moldy odor versus quantitatively measured microbial exposure in homes
    Tiina Reponen
    University of Cincinnati, Department of Environmental Health, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    Sci Total Environ 408:5565-74. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Effect of fit testing on the protection offered by n95 filtering facepiece respirators against fine particles in a laboratory setting
    Tiina Reponen
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, PO Box 670056, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 55:264-71. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Respiratory protection provided by N95 filtering facepiece respirators against airborne dust and microorganisms in agricultural farms
    Shu An Lee
    University of Cincinnati, Department of Environmental Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0056, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 2:577-85. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Personal exposure to airborne dust and microorganisms in agricultural environments
    Shu An Lee
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0056, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 3:118-30. 2006

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Publications63

  1. pmc Family and home characteristics correlate with mold in homes
    Tiina Reponen
    University of Cincinnati, Department of Environmental Health, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Environ Res 124:67-70. 2013
    ..Further, age of the home was a surrogate of income, race and carpeting in our population; thus the use of these factors should carefully be evaluated in future studies...
  2. pmc Infant origins of childhood asthma associated with specific molds
    Tiina Reponen
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 130:639-644.e5. 2012
    ..The specific cause or causes of asthma development must be identified to prevent this disease...
  3. pmc Characteristics of airborne actinomycete spores
    T A Reponen
    Aerosol Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45267 0056, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 64:3807-12. 1998
    ..Therefore, alternatives to commonly used cultivation methods need to be developed for the enumeration of actinomycete spores...
  4. doi request reprint Influence of home characteristics on airborne and dustborne endotoxin and β-D-glucan
    Umesh Singh
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, P O Box 670056, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    J Environ Monit 13:3246-53. 2011
    ..Furthermore, even though statistically significant, the correlations between airborne and dustborne contaminants were weak. This indicates that airborne concentrations cannot be reliably predicted based on dustborne concentrations...
  5. doi request reprint High environmental relative moldiness index during infancy as a predictor of asthma at 7 years of age
    Tiina Reponen
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0056, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 107:120-6. 2011
    ..Mold exposures may contribute to the development of asthma, but previous studies have lacked a standardized approach to quantifying exposures...
  6. ncbi request reprint Dynamic monitoring of the dust pickup efficiency of vacuum cleaners
    Tiina Reponen
    Aerosol Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, P O Box 670056, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    AIHA J (Fairfax, Va) 63:689-97. 2002
    ..This suggests that a small aerosol photometer similar to a light-scattering smoke detector would be beneficial in vacuum cleaners used for cleaning surfaces contaminated with leaded dust and biological particles (including allergens)...
  7. pmc Visually observed mold and moldy odor versus quantitatively measured microbial exposure in homes
    Tiina Reponen
    University of Cincinnati, Department of Environmental Health, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    Sci Total Environ 408:5565-74. 2010
    ..air. Future analysis will indicate which, if any, of the assessment methods is associated with the development of asthma...
  8. doi request reprint Effect of fit testing on the protection offered by n95 filtering facepiece respirators against fine particles in a laboratory setting
    Tiina Reponen
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, PO Box 670056, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 55:264-71. 2011
    ..Particle size ranges were representative of individual viruses and bacteria (aerodynamic diameter d(a) = 0.04-1.3 μm)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Respiratory protection provided by N95 filtering facepiece respirators against airborne dust and microorganisms in agricultural farms
    Shu An Lee
    University of Cincinnati, Department of Environmental Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0056, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 2:577-85. 2005
    ..The method is a promising tool for further epidemiological and intervention studies in agricultural and other similar occupational and nonoccupational environments...
  10. ncbi request reprint Personal exposure to airborne dust and microorganisms in agricultural environments
    Shu An Lee
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0056, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 3:118-30. 2006
    ..Overall, the combined exposure to airborne dust and microorganisms was found to be more severe during harvesting than in animal confinements...
  11. pmc Assessment of fungal contamination in moldy homes: comparison of different methods
    R Todd Niemeier
    Department of Environmental Health, Center for Health Related Aerosol Studies, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0056, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 3:262-73. 2006
    ..Because of the small sample size of this study, however, further research is needed to better understand the observed relationships in this study...
  12. ncbi request reprint Physical collection efficiency of filter materials for bacteria and viruses
    Nancy Clark Burton
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS R 11, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 51:143-51. 2007
    ..A 4-h loading did not cause significant change in the physical collection efficiency of the tested filters...
  13. doi request reprint Aerosolization of fungi, (1-->3)-beta-D glucan, and endotoxin from flood-affected materials collected in New Orleans homes
    Atin Adhikari
    Center for Health Related Aerosol Studies, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, P O Box 670056, 3223 Eden Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    Environ Res 109:215-24. 2009
    ..We believe the findings will be significant during similar disasters in other regions of the world including major coastal floods from tsunamis...
  14. doi request reprint Exposure matrices of endotoxin, (1→3)-β-d-glucan, fungi, and dust mite allergens in flood-affected homes of New Orleans
    Atin Adhikari
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    Sci Total Environ 408:5489-98. 2010
    ..No conclusive correlations were found between the three environmental monitoring methods. The findings support the use of multiple methods when assessing exposure to microbial contaminants...
  15. ncbi request reprint Size distribution of airborne mist and endotoxin-containing particles in metalworking fluid environments
    Hongxia Wang
    University of Cincinnati, Department of Environmental Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 2263, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 4:157-65. 2007
    ..The results call for the size-selective measurement of particles and endotoxin for more comprehensive exposure assessment in MWF facilities...
  16. doi request reprint Size-fractionated (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan concentrations aerosolized from different moldy building materials
    Sung Chul Seo
    Center for Health Related Aerosol Studies, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    Sci Total Environ 407:806-14. 2009
    ..Furthermore, the contribution of fragments may vary between species and appears to be higher for S. chartarum than for A. versicolor...
  17. doi request reprint Breast-feeding, aeroallergen sensitization, and environmental exposures during infancy are determinants of childhood allergic rhinitis
    Christopher D Codispoti
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 4267 0563, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 125:1054-1060.e1. 2010
    ..Infant predictors of early childhood allergic rhinitis (AR) are poorly understood...
  18. pmc Influence of dog ownership and high endotoxin on wheezing and atopy during infancy
    Paloma Campo
    Department of Internal Medicine, Immunology Division, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0563, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:1271-8. 2006
    ..Increased exposure to microbial products early in life may protect from development of atopic disorders in childhood. Few studies have examined the relationship of endotoxin exposure and pet ownership on atopy and wheezing during infancy...
  19. ncbi request reprint Manikin-based performance evaluation of N95 filtering-facepiece respirators challenged with nanoparticles
    Anna Balazy
    Department of Environmental Health, Center for Health Related Aerosol Studies, University of Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 50:259-69. 2006
    ..096 m(3)) test chamber and in a large (24.3 m(3)) walk-in chamber were found essentially the same, thus, suggesting that laboratory-based evaluations have a good potential to adequately represent the respirator field performance...
  20. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of bioaerosol exposures during conditioning of biofilter organic media beds
    Ed Barth
    Department of Environmental Health, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Appl Occup Environ Hyg 17:10-4. 2002
    ..4) Protective outer wear, goggles, and gloves should be worn to minimize health risks associated with clothing garments contaminated by microorganisms...
  21. pmc The effect of home characteristics on dust antigen concentrations and loads in homes
    Seung Hyun Cho
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    Sci Total Environ 371:31-43. 2006
    ..This study encompassed a wide range of home characteristics and various antigen types. Our findings provide information on home characteristics that can be used for allergen avoidance and in planning future exposure assessment studies...
  22. ncbi request reprint Correlation of ambient inhalable bioaerosols with particulate matter and ozone: a two-year study
    Atin Adhikari
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    Environ Pollut 140:16-28. 2006
    ..Our study concluded that several types of inhalable airborne fungi and pollen, particulate matter, and ozone could be positively correlated as a result of the atmospheric temperature influence...
  23. doi request reprint Effect of particle size on respiratory protection provided by two types of N95 respirators used in agricultural settings
    Kyungmin Jacob Cho
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 7:622-7. 2010
    ..7 to 10 μm. WPFs for the ER were higher than the FFR for all particle size ranges. WPFs for both respirator types increased with increasing particle size...
  24. ncbi request reprint Fungal spore source strength tester: laboratory evaluation of a new concept
    Satheesh K Sivasubramani
    Center for Health Related Aerosol Studies, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, 3223 Eden Ave, P O Box 670056, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    Sci Total Environ 329:75-86. 2004
    ..Our data suggest that the FSSST provides very favorable conditions for the spore aerosolization and thus can be used in the field to assess the maximum potential spore release from a fungal source...
  25. pmc Quantitative PCR analysis of house dust can reveal abnormal mold conditions
    Teija Meklin
    National Exposure Research Laboratory, US Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH 45268, USA
    J Environ Monit 6:615-20. 2004
    ..Culturing underestimated the concentrations of these four species by 2 to 3 orders of magnitude compared to QPCR...
  26. pmc Aerosolization of particulate (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan from moldy materials
    Sung Chul Seo
    Center for Health Related Aerosol Studies, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:585-93. 2008
    ..chartarum particles from building materials. These results provide important background information for design of future laboratory or animal experiments, as well as for interpretation of field measurement data...
  27. pmc Associations between multiple environmental exposures and Glutathione S-Transferase P1 on persistent wheezing in a birth cohort
    Kathy T Schroer
    Division of Asthma Research, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
    J Pediatr 154:401-8, 408.e1. 2009
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  28. pmc Fungal fragments as indoor air biocontaminants
    Rafał L Górny
    Center for Health Related Aerosol Studies, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0056, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:3522-31. 2002
    ..This study suggests that future fungal spore investigations in buildings with mold problems should include the quantitation of fungal fragments...
  29. pmc Specific fungal exposures, allergic sensitization, and rhinitis in infants
    Melissa Osborne
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 17:450-7. 2006
    ..05), and Cladosporium and SPT(+) to aeroallergens (p < 0.05). This study indicates that health outcome may vary by fungal genera; some fungal types may have sensitizing effects while others may have a beneficial role...
  30. pmc Analysis of short-term influences of ambient aeroallergens on pediatric asthma hospital visits
    Wei Zhong
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, PO Box 670056, Ohio 45267 0056, USA
    Sci Total Environ 370:330-6. 2006
    ..Their relative risks on asthma hospital visits with respect to a 100 counts/m(3) increase in concentration were in the range of 1.23 to 1.54. The effects in causing the asthma exacerbation were delayed by 3 or 5 days...
  31. ncbi request reprint Concentration gradient patterns of aerosol particles near interstate highways in the Greater Cincinnati airshed
    Tiina Reponen
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    J Environ Monit 5:557-62. 2003
    ..This characterization is crucial especially when the exposure data are to be used in epidemiological studies...
  32. ncbi request reprint The effect of filter material on bioaerosol collection of Bacillus subtilis spores used as a Bacillus anthracis simulant
    Nancy Clark Burton
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA
    J Environ Monit 7:475-80. 2005
    ..In summary, the MCE and 1 microm PTFE filters in combination with vortexing and shaker extraction demonstrated the best performance for the filter collection and extraction of BG spores...
  33. doi request reprint A land-use regression model for estimating microenvironmental diesel exposure given multiple addresses from birth through childhood
    Patrick H Ryan
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, United States
    Sci Total Environ 404:139-47. 2008
    ..Findings indicate that using birth addresses to estimate a child's exposure may result in exposure misclassification for some children who spend a significant amount of time at a location with high exposure to DEP...
  34. ncbi request reprint Assessment of human exposure to airborne fungi in agricultural confinements: personal inhalable sampling versus stationary sampling
    Atin Adhikari
    Center for Health Related Aerosol Studies, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, 3223 Eden Avenue, PO Box 670056, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0056, USA
    Ann Agric Environ Med 11:269-77. 2004
    ..The results indicate that personal exposure of agricultural workers in confinements may be adequately assessed by placing several Button Samplers simultaneously operating in a static stationary mode throughout the work site...
  35. doi request reprint Exposure to traffic exhaust and night cough during early childhood: the CCAAPS birth cohort
    Heidi Sucharew
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 21:253-9. 2010
    ..73, 95% CI: 0.53, 1.01). No other factors were significant. These results suggest that traffic exhaust exposure may be a risk factor for night cough in young children...
  36. pmc Exposure to traffic-related particles and endotoxin during infancy is associated with wheezing at age 3 years
    Patrick H Ryan
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 180:1068-75. 2009
    ..Murine models demonstrate a synergistic production of reactive oxygen species on coexposure to diesel exhaust particles and endotoxin...
  37. pmc Genetic and environmental risk factors for childhood eczema development and allergic sensitization in the CCAAPS cohort
    Jocelyn M Biagini Myers
    Division of Asthma Research, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229 3039, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 130:430-7. 2010
    ..The results also demonstrate a susceptibility effect of the combination of CD14 and IL4Ralpha SNPs with eczema...
  38. doi request reprint Performance of an N95 filtering facepiece particulate respirator and a surgical mask during human breathing: two pathways for particle penetration
    Sergey A Grinshpun
    Center for Health Related Aerosol Studies, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0056, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 6:593-603. 2009
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Filter performance of n99 and n95 facepiece respirators against viruses and ultrafine particles
    Robert M Eninger
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 52:385-96. 2008
    ..5 mum). Filter penetration of the tested biological aerosols did not exceed that of inert NaCl aerosol. The results suggest that inert NaCl aerosols may generally be appropriate for modeling filter penetration of similarly sized virions...
  40. doi request reprint What does respirator certification tell us about filtration of ultrafine particles?
    Robert M Eninger
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
    J Occup Environ Hyg 5:286-95. 2008
    ..Possible strategies to assess ultrafine particle penetration in the certification protocol are discussed...
  41. ncbi request reprint Do N95 respirators provide 95% protection level against airborne viruses, and how adequate are surgical masks?
    Anna Bałazy
    Center for Health Related Aerosol Studies, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Am J Infect Control 34:51-7. 2006
    ..Filtering face piece respirators are usually tested utilizing nonbiologic particles, whereas their use often aims at reducing exposure to biologic aerosols, including infectious agents such as viruses and bacteria...
  42. ncbi request reprint Laboratory and field evaluation of a new personal sampling system for assessing the protection provided by the N95 filtering facepiece respirators against particles
    Shu An Lee
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, P O Box 670056, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 49:245-57. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance characteristics of the new sampling system in both laboratory and field conditions...
  43. pmc Environmental risk factors of rhinitis in early infancy
    Jocelyn M Biagini
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, and Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinati Children s Hospital Medical Center, OH 45267 0056, USA
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 17:278-84. 2006
    ..This study suggests that ETS exposure, rather than visible mold, is associated with rhinitis and allergic rhinitis in infants. The analysis also suggests that mold may be a stronger risk factor for URI that ETS...
  44. ncbi request reprint Control of aerosol contaminants in indoor air: combining the particle concentration reduction with microbial inactivation
    Sergey A Grinshpun
    Center for Health Related Aerosol Studies, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, 3223 Eden Avenue, PO Box 670056, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0056, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:606-12. 2007
    ..subtilis spores were inactivated in 10 min, and about 90% or greater after 30 min. The biological and chemical mechanisms that led to the inactivation of stress-resistant airborne viruses and bacterial spores were reviewed...
  45. ncbi request reprint Assessment of electrical charge on airborne microorganisms by a new bioaerosol sampling method
    Shu An Lee
    Center for Health Related Aerosol Studies, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 1:127-38. 2004
    ..This adds a signature to the sampled microorganisms that may assist in their identification or differentiation, for example, in an anti-bioterrorism network...
  46. ncbi request reprint A small change in the design of a slit bioaerosol impactor significantly improves its collection characteristics
    Sergey A Grinshpun
    Center for Health Related Aerosol Studies, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0056, USA
    J Environ Monit 9:855-61. 2007
    ..Data from a demonstration field study, conducted with the two samplers in environments containing a variety of fungal species, supported the laboratory findings...
  47. ncbi request reprint Release of Streptomyces albus propagules from contaminated surfaces
    Rafał L Górny
    Department of Environmental Health, Center for Health Related Aerosol Studies, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    Environ Res 91:45-53. 2003
    ..Measurement of the number of S. albus fragments in the vicinity of a contaminated area, as an alternative to conventional air or surface sampling, appears to be a promising approach for quantitative exposure assessment...
  48. ncbi request reprint Evaluation and optimization of an urban PM2.5 monitoring network
    Dainius Martuzevicius
    Center for Health Related Aerosol Studies, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    J Environ Monit 7:67-77. 2005
    ..5) mass monitors should be increased to better represent spatial and temporal variations of the markers of local air pollution sources...
  49. ncbi request reprint Effect of gaseous chlorine dioxide on indoor microbial contaminants
    Nancy Clark Burton
    Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 58:647-56. 2008
    ..The laboratory study supported these results and showed a nonsignificant increase in the concentration of (1 --> 3)-beta-D-glucan after ClO2 treatment...
  50. pmc Mold damage in homes and wheezing in infants
    Seung Hyun Cho
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0056, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 97:539-45. 2006
    ..In most studies that investigate the association of mold or water damage and respiratory disorders in infants, the analysis is not adjusted for exposure to house dust mite (HDM), which is also a known cause of respiratory illnesses...
  51. pmc Estimating sampling frequency in pollen exposure assessment over time
    Junxiang Luo
    Department of Environmental Health, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    J Environ Monit 8:955-62. 2006
    ....
  52. doi request reprint Mold exposure during infancy as a predictor of potential asthma development
    Yulia Y Iossifova
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0056, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 102:131-7. 2009
    ..Exposure to mold has been associated with exacerbation of asthma symptoms in children...
  53. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of bioaerosol components, generation factors, and airborne transport associated with lime treatment of contaminated sediment
    Edwin F Barth
    National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH 45268, USA
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 59:540-52. 2009
    ..Quantitative scaling analysis and whether the system represents actual environmental conditions were not studied...
  54. pmc Relative moldiness index as predictor of childhood respiratory illness
    Stephen J Vesper
    US Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 17:88-94. 2007
    ..27). Conversely, a method developed and validated in this paper, using the RMI index fit to a logistic function, can be used to predict the occurrence of illness in homes and allows stake-holders the choice among various levels of risk...
  55. ncbi request reprint Effect of electrical charges and fields on injury and viability of airborne bacteria
    Gediminas Mainelis
    Aerosol Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Biotechnol Bioeng 79:229-41. 2002
    ..The findings from this study can also be used in the development of new bioaerosol sampling methods based on electrostatic principles...
  56. ncbi request reprint Personal exposures and microenvironmental concentrations of particles and bioaerosols
    Mika Toivola
    National Public Health Institute, Division of Environmental Health, Kuopio, Finland
    J Environ Monit 4:166-74. 2002
    ..Our results indicate that personal exposure measurements of bioaerosols in indoor environments are feasible and supplement the information obtained by stationary samplers...
  57. ncbi request reprint A role for environmental engineering and science in preventing bioaerosol-related disease
    Jordan Peccia
    Yale University, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 42:4631-7. 2008
  58. pmc Comparison of mold concentrations quantified by MSQPCR in indoor and outdoor air sampled simultaneously
    Teija Meklin
    National Public Health Institute, Finland
    Sci Total Environ 382:130-4. 2007
    ..05 and sufficient data for estimate and absolute value rho estimate >or=0.5). These results suggest that interpretation of the meaning of short-term (<48 h) mold measurements in indoor and outdoor air samples must be made with caution...
  59. ncbi request reprint Working Group report 4: exposure assessment for biological agents
    Peter S Thorne
    College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 55242 5000, USA
    Am J Ind Med 46:419-22. 2004
    ..Endotoxin exposure assessment using the Limulus amebocyte lysate method is a high priority for harmonization because of its importance as a pulmonary inflammatory agent in many occupational settings...
  60. pmc Mold and endotoxin levels in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: a pilot project of homes in New Orleans undergoing renovation
    Ginger L Chew
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York 10034 4206, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1883-9. 2006
    ..After Hurricane Katrina, many New Orleans homes remained flooded for weeks, promoting heavy microbial growth...
  61. ncbi request reprint Effect of building frame and moisture damage on microbiological indoor air quality in school buildings
    Teija Meklin
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Environmental Health, P O Box 95, FIN 70701 Kuopio, Finland
    AIHA J (Fairfax, Va) 64:108-16. 2003
    ..In addition, the presence of Oidiodendron as well as elevated concentrations of Cladosporium and actinobacteria were associated with moisture damage in concrete schools...
  62. ncbi request reprint Rapid counting of liquid-borne microorganisms by light scattering spectrometry
    Gediminas Mainelis
    Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
    Ann Agric Environ Med 12:141-8. 2005
    ..The observed difference in counting efficiency may serve as a basis for differentiating biological from non-biological particles in liquid samples...
  63. doi request reprint Respiratory performance offered by N95 respirators and surgical masks: human subject evaluation with NaCl aerosol representing bacterial and viral particle size range
    Shu An Lee
    Department of Environmental Engineering and Science, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Ann Occup Hyg 52:177-85. 2008
    ..This study aimed at determining the protection factors (PFs) provided by N95 filtering facepiece respirators and surgical masks against particles representing bacterial and viral size ranges (aerodynamic size: 0.04-1.3 mum)...