Risk in the mist? Deriving data to quantify microbial health risks associated with aerosol generation by water-efficient devices during typical domestic water-using activities.

@article{OToole2009RiskIT,
  title={Risk in the mist? Deriving data to quantify microbial health risks associated with aerosol generation by water-efficient devices during typical domestic water-using activities.},
  author={Joanne E O'Toole and Melita D. Keywood and Martha Sinclair and Karin Leder},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={60 11},
  pages={2913-20}
}
The aim of this study was to address existing data gaps and to determine the size distribution of aerosols associated with water-efficient devices during typical domestic activities. This information is important to assist in understanding infection spread during water-using activities and in designing water regulations. Three water-using scenarios were evaluated: i) showering using a water-efficient showerhead; ii) use of a high pressure spray unit for cleaning cars and iii) toilet flushing… CONTINUE READING