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Thank you to everyone for attending Aerosol Society Focus Meeting 10 – Bioaerosols, at the University of Bristol on the 8th of June 2017. Over 50 delegates gathered to network and share research from 18 speaker presentations, headlined by Rob Kinnersley from the Environment Agency and supported by product demonstrations from Biral and Air Monitors.

A team of independent reviewers appraised our junior scientist presentations throughout the day and we were delighted to present the awards for the most outstanding junior scientist presentations, sponsored by Atmosphere, to……


A study conducted in children and young adults in Mexico City has shown the presence of combustion-derived nanoparticles in samples of brain tissue obtained at autopsy and cerebrospinal fluid sampled during medical procedures, with those from Mexico City having higher concentrations than those in other, smaller less polluted, cities in Mexico.


A review of ‘equine asthma’, a term covering a range of respiratory diseases in horses, suggested that the recent rise in recorded veterinary incidence and severity may be due to increased time spent indoors, in enclosed stables and riding arenas, where airborne dust concentrations are high.

Although mechanisms regarding harmful action of inhaled ultrafine particles are becoming better understood, a major knowledge gap is the question of whether there is direct impact from inhaled nanoparticle translocation into the bloodstream.

China currently has a major problem with outdoor air pollution, leading to an estimated 1.6 million deaths per year in the country.
A new study led by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory shows that ambient concentrations of particulate matter across eastern China may be modified by dust, mainly from the Gobi desert, through changes to regional meteorology.

A new study published by researchers at the University of Leicester has provided evidence that black carbon (BC) in air pollution can affect the behaviour of potentially lethal airborne pathogens.

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