Human skin cells are a frequently reported biogenic particulate within a building. They have been identified as the cause of foul odors, as well as food source for microbial entities. Over 99% of air and surface samples have reported positive for human skin cells. Non-culture based techniques reveal that it is one of the dominating bio-components in the indoor environment. Managing and minimizing these particles can significantly improve indoor air quality.
Dr. Rajiv Sahay, CIAQP, FIAS
Laboratory Director, Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory
Quality Assurance Manager, Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory