Particles and People: Aerosol Movement Into and Around the Human Body

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Date: 
April 14, 2006 - 12:00pm
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Bldg. 90

Miriam Byrne is a participating guest in the Airflow and Pollutant Transport Group at LBL. She is an academic member of staff in the Physics Department at the National University of Galway, Ireland. Her research interests, primarily funded by European Commission radiation protection programs, focus on the mechanisms of aerosol transport to and from human body surfaces. Over the last ten years, she has been involved in tracer aerosol experiments to determine rates of particle deposition and resuspension from skin, hair and clothing, as well as studying particle transport into skin pores and hair follicles, and contact transfer from contaminated surfaces to skin. In this seminar, Miriam will describe some past experiments and summarise her current research activities.

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