Environmental and Water Resource Engineering Seminar

Start Date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

1670 Beyster Building

Presenter: 
Jordan Peccia, Professor of Environmental Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Buildings, Beneficial Microbes, and Health

Evidence on the beneficial role of the human microbiome on human health continues to unfold. Bacteria and fungi in buildings exert an influence on the human microbiome through inhalation, aerosol deposition, surface contact, and human and animal interactions. As the identities and functions of beneficial human microbes emerge, the consequences of building design, operation, and function must be understood to maintain the health of occupants in buildings.

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