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Cleaning & Special Environments

Eugene C. Cole, DrPH – Cleaning Science Quarterly – Fall 2019

Special environments harbor individuals who are considered susceptible to negative health effects associated with the accumulation of indoor contaminants and pollutants. They include schools, daycare, healthcare facilities, long-term care facitilies, and some home environments…..

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ATP as a Marker for Surface Contamination

Eugene C. Cole, DrPH – Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene – Spring 2013

School environments are a particular concern related to adverse health effects, as well as the potential for poor indoor environmental quality, which can compromise the learning process of students…. ATP has historically been used successfully as an important marker for the detection and quantification of pollutant loads of biological origin and overall cleanliness in the food production and food service industries, and it had been recently confirmed as a representative marker for detection of levels of surface contamination in hospital settings….

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Suggested Practice of Remediation of Highly Infectious Biological Agent Contamination in Indoor Environments

Eugene C. Cole, DrPH – Applied Biosafety – 2001

Basic procedures to follow and precautions to observe when performing the remediation and restoration of nonlaboratory indoor environments known or suspected of harboring contamination from potentially infectious biological agents, especially those recognized as being easily aerosolized and thus presenting an inhalation risk.


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