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Experimental measurement of respiratory particles dispersed by wind instruments and analysis of the associated risk of infection transmission (preprint)

  title={Experimental measurement of respiratory particles dispersed by wind instruments and analysis of the associated risk of infection transmission (preprint)},
  author={Oliver Schlenczek and Birte Thiede and Laura Turco and Katja Stieger and J.-M. Kosub and Rudolf Muller and Simone Scheithauer and Eberhard Bodenschatz and Gholamhossein Bagheri},
Activities such as singing or playing a wind instrument release respiratory particles into the air that may contain pathogens and thus pose a risk for infection transmission. Here we report measurements of the size distribution, number, and volume concentration of exhaled particles from 31 healthy musicians playing 20 types of wind instruments using aerosol spectrometry and in-line holography in a strictly controlled cleanroom environment. We find that playing wind instruments carries a lower… 


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