Microbiomes of the Built Environment: A Research Agenda for Indoor Microbiology, Human Health, and Buildings

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Authors Engineering, and Medicine National Academies of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering
Year 2018
Pages 253
Publisher National Academies Press
Language en
ISBN 9780309449809
File Size 44.25 MB
File Format PDF
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People’s desire to understand the environments in which they live is a natural one. People spend most of their time in spaces and structures designed, built, and managed by humans, and it is estimated that people in developed countries now spend 90 percent of their lives indoors. As people move from homes to workplaces, traveling in cars and on transit systems, microorganisms are continually with and around them. The human-associated microbes that are shed, along with the human behaviors that affect their transport and removal, make significant contributions to the diversity of the indoor microbiome.