Volume 2 Issue 4 Article 3

Assessment of Outdoor Bioaerosols In Megacity Istanbul-Turkey and Its Relation with Tobacco Smoke

Writer(s): Aslı Baysal 1, Gul Sirin Ustabasi̇ 2,

Biological substances in the aerosols have important impacts on public health and include bacteria, fungi, etc. that they can be toxigenic, allergenic and/or infectious. These substances can be originated from either natural sources such as evaporated sea spray, windborne pollen, dust, and other geothermal eruptions or from anthropogenic sources, like various industrial and man-made processes. One of the usual and daily man-made processes is tobacco smoke. To investigate the outdoor microbial activity and effect of tobacco smoke on outdoor air, culturable microbial activity, and diversity were measured in smoking and non-smoking outdoor sites. Outdoor air samples collected with manual aerosol samplers in Florya, Istanbul (Turkey) during three months in the winter of 2015-16. Average microorganism concentrations were varied 33-200 CFU/m3 and 2-120 CFU/m3 for smoking area and non-smoking area, respectively. The most dominant species were bacillus, staphylococcus and mold.



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Aslı Baysal, Gul Sirin Ustabasi̇. (2019). Assessment of Outdoor Bioaerosols In Megacity Istanbul-Turkey and Its Relation with Tobacco Smoke. Ulusal Çevre Bilimleri Araştırma Dergisi, 2 ( 4 ) , 212-218. http://ijepem.com/volume-2/issue-4/article-3/

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@article{2019, title={Assessment of Outdoor Bioaerosols In Megacity Istanbul-Turkey and Its Relation with Tobacco Smoke}, volume={2}, number={4}, publisher={International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Environmental Modelling}, author={Aslı Baysal, Gul Sirin Ustabasi̇}, year={2019}, pages={212-218} }

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Aslı Baysal, Gul Sirin Ustabasi̇. Assessment of Outdoor Bioaerosols In Megacity Istanbul-Turkey and Its Relation with Tobacco Smoke. no. 2 International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Environmental Modelling, (2019), pp. 212-218.