Respiratory Protection Against Hazardous Biological Agents

1st Edition

Katarzyna Majchrzycka, Malgorzata Okrasa, Justyna Szulc

CRC Press
July 14, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 184 Pages - 47 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367489939 - CAT# 364868

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The threats of biological airborne hazards are a global danger throughout the world today. Respiratory Protection Against Hazardous Biological Agents, covers sources and practices of bioaerosol sampling, and prevention of these airborne hazards. The most common workplace hazard is poor air quality. The book provides the basic principles of a safe work environment in the conditions where workers might be exposed to harmful bioaerosols. It presents key characteristics of biological hazards and the effects on the human body. It examines microbial growth in filtering materials along with the details of specific risks for users of respiratory protective devices. The book will present the reader a guide on how to measure risk of exposure of biological agents and properly select protective respiratory devices. The book is ideal for the health and safety professional and respiratory experts in the field.


  • Evaluates the risk of exposure to biological agents
  • Describes the characteristics of biological factors and the effects on the human body
  • Training on the importance protective respiratory devices
  • Examines microorganisms in the work environment
  • Provides examples and case studies

"Protection against harmful bioaerosol is one of today’s major concerns. This applies both to people in and outside the work environment. In this book renowned scientists provide up-to-date and authoritative reviews of the latest scientific research and practice that has contributed to our understanding of the harmfulness of the bioaerosol and protection against it. A detailed discussion of bioaerosol protection methods and equipment as well as presenting future trends in prognostic modeling are the undeniable value of this monograph. This comprehensive book is indispensable for anyone involved in occupational and environmental hygiene, biological hazard, recognition and control in occupational and public environments."
— Bogumił Brycki, Adam Mickiewicz University


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