Inhaling to mitigate exhaled bioaerosols.

@article{Edwards2004InhalingTM,
  title={Inhaling to mitigate exhaled bioaerosols.},
  author={David A. Edwards and Jonathan Man and Peter Brand and Jeffrey P. Katstra and Knut Sommerer and Howard A. Stone and Edward A Nardell and Gerhard Scheuch},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={101 50},
  pages={
          17383-8
        }
}
Humans commonly exhale aerosols comprised of small droplets of airway-lining fluid during normal breathing. These "exhaled bioaerosols" may carry airborne pathogens and thereby magnify the spread of certain infectious diseases, such as influenza, tuberculosis, and severe acute respiratory syndrome. We hypothesize that, by altering lung airway surface properties through an inhaled nontoxic aerosol, we might substantially diminish the number of exhaled bioaerosol droplets and thereby provide a… Expand
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