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Research Article

Human Occupancy as a Source of Indoor Airborne Bacteria

  • Denina Hospodsky,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Jing Qian,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, United States of America

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  • William W. Nazaroff,

    Affiliation: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Naomichi Yamamoto,

    Affiliations: Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America, Japan Society of the Promotion of Science, Ichiban-cho 8, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Kyle Bibby,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Hamid Rismani-Yazdi,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jordan Peccia mail

    Jordan.peccia@yale.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Published: April 18, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034867

About the Authors

Denina Hospodsky, Jing Qian, Naomichi Yamamoto, Kyle Bibby, Hamid Rismani-Yazdi, Jordan Peccia
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
William W. Nazaroff
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America
Naomichi Yamamoto
Japan Society of the Promotion of Science, Ichiban-cho 8, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: Jordan.peccia@yale.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DH WWN JP. Performed the experiments: DH JQ NY HR-Y. Analyzed the data: DH WWN KB JP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KB. Wrote the paper: DH WWN JP.