Evaluation of airborne particulates and fungi during hospital renovation.

  title={Evaluation of airborne particulates and fungi during hospital renovation.},
  author={P A Overberger and Robert M. Wadowsky and Michelle M. Schaper},
  journal={American Industrial Hygiene Association journal},
  volume={56 7},
This study was conducted over 30 weeks on a hospital floor undergoing partial renovation. Some patients housed on the floor were immunosuppressed, including bone marrow transplant recipients. The construction zone was placed under negative pressure and was separated from patient rooms by existing hospital walls and via erection of a temporary barrier. Other control measures minimized patient exposure to airborne materials. Air sampling was done for 3 weeks prior to construction, 24 weeks during… CONTINUE READING