Problem

Biological air pollutants

Other Names:
Air spora
Airborne fungus spores
Nature:

Proliferation of airborne fungus spores, pollen grains and microorganisms.

Moulds, bacteria and insect-derived matinal produce disease and hypersensitive and allergic responses in many individuals. Aeroallergens, including allergens in ambient air, have not been fully studied. Airborne micro-organisms such as bacteria in tropical developing countries may be responsible for such diseases as cerebrospinal meningitis, Q-fever, histoplasmosis, anthrax and coccidioidomycosis. In addition to bacteria, biological air pollutants include viruses which cause a great number of viral diseases including influenza.

Aggravates:
Airborne diseases
Values:
Pollution
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 13: Climate Action
Date of last update
29.05.2019 – 18:53 CEST