Asthma: pacifiers, plasticizers, and microbes

After some off-line dialogue related to my “Should you lick your baby’s dropped pacifier?” blog post, I have decided to post a separate comment regarding the hygiene hypothesis, mentioned in the introduction, and the plasticizer hypothesis, emphasized by some off-line correspondents. What is clear is that in the modern, human-occupied indoor environment, there are microbes …

microBEnet Microbiology blog of the day: “Catch the microbes” but w/ some caveats

Going through the list of Microbiology Blogs we have curated at microBEnet and going to try to feature one of them every day or so.  And just going to do this in semi-alphabetic order. Today’s blog: Catch the Microbes Authors: unclear Tagline/Summary: See the invisible … We dedicate ourselves to hunt microbes! Recent Posts: Glowing Christmastree Bacteria Interesting websites …

Warning: Dangerous microbe control by ozone on filters now on our Mendeley group site

A paper has been uploaded to the Mendeley group associated with microbe.net, Microbiology of the Built Environment (http://www.mendeley.com/groups/844031/microbiology-of-the-built-environment/). Appropriately, the title of the paper is as accurate as it is concise: “Indoor air purification and decontamination by a new highly-efficient air purification technology with filter sterilization and impact of air exchange rate on bacteria and …

Jeffrey Marlow in the Extremo Files blog @Wired discusses Kembel et al. air flow microbes study

In the “Extremo File” blog, Jeffrey Marlow discussed recent work from the BioBE Center: Is Your Office Building Trying to Kill You? | Wired Science | Wired.com.  The post discusses how studies of microbial ecology are moving from the outdoors to the indoors and that is a useful message to get across. I presume the post …