Accession Number : ADA244185

Title :   Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Capabilities.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Harris, Roderick

Report Date : NOV 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : This report provides the base Bioenvironmental Engineer (BEE) and the United States Air Force (USAF) environmental community with information on the Armstrong Laboratory, Occupational and Environmental Health Directorate, Occupational Medicine Division's environmental microbiology capabilities. Our environmental microbiology laboratory has established procedures for: collecting and identifying Giardia from low turbidity water, providing assistance in conducting Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) when microbiological contamination is suspected, and collecting and examining environmental samples for suspected microbiological contamination. The scope of this report is to provide information on the importance of having environmental microbiological testing capability and to provide information on the environmental microbiological services available at the Armstrong Laboratory. The importance of environmental microbiology is increasing as the distinction between pathogenic (disease causing) and saprophytic (normally nondisease causing) microorganisms decreases.

Descriptors :   AIR FORCE, BIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION, COMMUNITIES, ENGINEERS, ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTS, LABORATORIES, MICROBIOLOGY, SAMPLING, TEST AND EVALUATION, TURBIDITY, UNITED STATES, WATER.

Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE