Human Health

Airborne particulate matter has been of environmental concern for decades. Yet nonbiological and biological particles can also significantly impact human health. On a global scale, it’s important to understand how aerosol particles affect air quality and in turn, human health and wellbeing. In fact, studies have found a correlation between daily mortality, daily hospitalization data, and particle concentrations in outdoor and indoor air. This research indicates that airborne particles can pose a global risk – with no respect for geographical boundaries.

Discoveries that matter

Droplet provides robust and reliable instrumentation to measure and characterize airborne particulate matter to support advances in research around human health. Our suite of instrumentation can:

  • Perform online detection of particles (with spatial and time resolution)
  • Detect and characterize particles that may be detrimental to human health
  • Investigate agricultural activities linked to adverse health effects among workers

"Taken together, composite optical particle recognition [referring to WIBS-4A] with bacterial phylogenetics suggests that aerosol partitioning from the routine handling and storage of soiled textiles can contribute to airborne microbial exposures in the health care environment. This approach may inform critical path analyses to better understand the potential impacts of textile and residual waste handling practices and the paths soiled textiles and other medical wastes typically take through hospitals."

- Handorean et al. Microbiome (2015) 3:72 DOI 10.1186/s40168-015-0132-

Featured Product

WIBS-5 Wideband Integrated Bioaerosol Sensor

Used to detect and classify particles as biological or non-biological origin in order to identify biological particles that can be detrimental to human health.

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