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Assessing Airborne Bacteriological Concentrations in Indoor Environments

Author(s) Azra Kamal, Md. Matloob Raza Khan, Himjay Kumar
Country India
Abstract Understanding the diversity and abundance of bacteria present in indoor air
environments is essential for assessing potential health risks associated with
microbial exposure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the indoor air
bacterial load, focusing on the determination of genera or species composition
and the quantification of colony forming units (CFUs) in different Sections i.e
from Biology POCSO Lab., Biology exhibit examination Lab., Serology exhibit
examination Lab., DNA exhibit examination Lab. and Toxicology exhibit
examination Lab. of 4th floor , Forensic Science Laboratory, Bihar, Patna. The
evaluation of indoor air bacterial concentrations reveals significant variations
across laboratory spaces, with the highest count recorded in the Toxicology
exhibit examination Lab.(T) while the lowest count was found in the Biology
POCSO Lab. (P). Mean bacterial concentrations in the Biology exhibit
examination Lab.(B), Serology exhibit examination Lab.(S), and Toxicology
exhibit examination Lab.(T) exceeded WHO guidelines, contrasting with levels
within acceptable ranges in the POCSO exhibit examination Lab.(P) and DNA
exhibit examination Lab.(D). Bacterial identification unveiled different genera,
predominantly Gram-positive, with diverse morphologies and species including
Bacilli, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus and Coagulase
Negative Staphylococcus. These findings underscore the importance of
stringent safety measures including enhanced sanitation protocols, adherence to
PPE guidelines and targeted interventions to regulate indoor air quality, thereby
fostering healthier and safer laboratory environments for personnel
Keywords Microbes, Bacterial contamination and Indoor air.
Field Biology
Published In Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024
Published On 2024-04-16
Cite This Assessing Airborne Bacteriological Concentrations in Indoor Environments - Azra Kamal, Md. Matloob Raza Khan, Himjay Kumar - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i02.17519
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