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VDI 4250 Blatt 2 Bioaerosols and biological agents - Environmental health assessment of bioaerosols in ambient air - Risk assessment for aerosols containing Legionella

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German title
Bioaerosole und biologische Agenzien - Umweltmedizinische Bewertung von Bioaerosol-Immissionen - Risikobeurteilung von legionellenhaltigen Aerosolen
Publication date
2015-11
Publisher
Engl. VDI/DIN-Kommission Reinhaltung der Luft (KRdL) - Normenausschuss
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Number of pages
52
Available in
German, English
Abstract

Legionella are known as aquatic, gram-negative, non-spore-producing bacteria that may be transported into ambient air and dispersed by humid aerosols. The diseases that can be caused by Legionella include Pontiac fever and Legionella pneumonia (Legionnaires´ disease). The standard summarises the technical knowledge on properties, occurrence and environmental health relevance of Legionella as well as information on sources, measurement methods and existing regulations. It presents possibilities and limitations of environmental health assessment and gives specific recommendations for preventive measures.

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