In cultural-heritage-related indoor environments, biological particles represent a hazard not only for cultural property, but also for operators and visitors. Reliable environmental monitoring methods are essential for examining each situation and assessing the effectiveness of preventive measures. We propose an integrated approach to the study of biological pollution in indoor environments such as libraries and archives. This approach includes microbial air and surface sampling, as well as an investigation of allergens and pollens. Part of this monitoring plan has been applied at the Palatina Library in Parma, Italy. However, wider collections of data are needed to fully understand the phenomena related with biological contamination, define reliable contamination threshold values, and implement appropriate preventive measures.

Proposal for a biological environmental monitoring approach to be used in libraries and archives / Pasquarella, Cesira Isabella Maria; Saccani, Elisa; Sansebastiano, G. E.; M., Ugolotti; G., Pasquariello; Albertini, Roberto. - In: ANNALS OF AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 1232-1966. - 19(2):(2012), pp. 209-212.

Proposal for a biological environmental monitoring approach to be used in libraries and archives

PASQUARELLA, Cesira Isabella Maria;SACCANI, Elisa;ALBERTINI, Roberto
2012-01-01

Abstract

In cultural-heritage-related indoor environments, biological particles represent a hazard not only for cultural property, but also for operators and visitors. Reliable environmental monitoring methods are essential for examining each situation and assessing the effectiveness of preventive measures. We propose an integrated approach to the study of biological pollution in indoor environments such as libraries and archives. This approach includes microbial air and surface sampling, as well as an investigation of allergens and pollens. Part of this monitoring plan has been applied at the Palatina Library in Parma, Italy. However, wider collections of data are needed to fully understand the phenomena related with biological contamination, define reliable contamination threshold values, and implement appropriate preventive measures.
2012
Proposal for a biological environmental monitoring approach to be used in libraries and archives / Pasquarella, Cesira Isabella Maria; Saccani, Elisa; Sansebastiano, G. E.; M., Ugolotti; G., Pasquariello; Albertini, Roberto. - In: ANNALS OF AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 1232-1966. - 19(2):(2012), pp. 209-212.
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