InspectAPedia tolerates no conflicts of interest. We have no relationship with advertisers, products, or services discussed at this website.
Definition of Aerobiology:
Aerobiology is the study of biological particles and organisms found in air. Examples of such particles that are very widely studied include pollen and airborne mold spores as well as larger organisms, even insects and perhaps birds.
But aerobiologists generally focus on particles whose identification, environmental effects, movement and distribution over the earth outdoors as well as inside buildings requires a combination of expertise in microscopy, biology, microbiology, and perhaps chemistry or microchemistry. Where building and indoor air quality issues are involved, additional expertise in building science is absolutely needed.
Pan American Aerobiology Association
The Pan-American Aerobiology Association
(PAAA) is an assemblage of individuals with diverse scientific backgrounds
and expertise who have a common interest in the sources, dispersal, and
deposition of airborne biological particles. The organization was
officially constituted in June 1989 during the Second Canadian (and first
Pan-American) Symposium on Aerobiology. The PAAA is an associated
organization of the International Association of Aerobiology (IAA) and
acts as the representative of the IAA in the Americas. PLEASE JOIN US!
International Association for Aerobiology
The IAA was founded on September 11th, 1974
in the Hague, The Netherlands. At that time aerobiology was not a new
science as such, although its organization and international outlook was
to be considered a really new phenomenon. As a matter of fact aerobiology
became a theme in 1964, when IBP (International Biological Program) was
established. Subsequently, in 1968, an International Aerobiology Working
Group was constituted to coordinate all the national aerobiological
Today the IAA has a membership of about 800 and is run by the
Council, composed of members nominated by associated societies and
organizations and by the Executive Committee comprising the President,
Vice-President, Past-President, Secretary-General and Treasurer;
elected by the Council taking office at the end of each Congress. Their
term lasts 4 years, coinciding with the intervening period between two
Congresses. The IAA organizes the Quadrennial Congress (International
Congress on Aerobiology - ICA) which includes plenary sessions, symposia,
scientific meetings, meetings of sections, commissions, committees,
working groups and exhibitions on all aspects of aerobiology. Moreover
several International Courses and Meetings are being steadily held under
the auspices of the IAA.
The IAA publishes the International Aerobiology Newsletter twice a year
and gathers all researchers interested in the study of atmospheric
particles of biological origin.
Try the search box below or CONTACT US by email if you cannot find the answer you need at InspectApedia.
Ask a Question or Search InspectApedia
Questions & answers or comments about the study of airborne biological particles such as mold, pollen, and other life forms carried in the air
Use the "Click to Show or Hide FAQs" link just above to see recently-posted questions, comments, replies, try the search box just below, or if you prefer, post a question or comment in the Comments box below and we will respond promptly.
Carson, Dunlop & Associates Ltd., 120 Carlton Street Suite 407, Toronto ON M5A 4K2. Tel: (416) 964-9415 1-800-268-7070 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The firm provides professional home inspection services & home inspection education & publications. Alan Carson is a past president of ASHI, the American Society of Home Inspectors. Thanks to Alan Carson and Bob Dunlop, for permission for InspectAPedia to use text excerpts from The Home Reference Book & illustrations from The Illustrated Home. Carson Dunlop Associates' provides extensive home inspection education and report writing material.
The Illustrated Home illustrates construction details and building components, a reference for owners & inspectors. Special Offer: For a 5% discount on any number of copies of the Illustrated Home purchased as a single order Enter INSPECTAILL in the order payment page "Promo/Redemption" space.
TECHNICAL REFERENCE GUIDE to manufacturer's model and serial number information for heating and cooling equipment, useful for determining the age of heating boilers, furnaces, water heaters is provided by Carson Dunlop, Associates, Toronto - Carson Dunlop Weldon & Associates Special Offer: Carson Dunlop Associates offers InspectAPedia readers in the U.S.A. a 5% discount on any number of copies of the Technical Reference Guide purchased as a single order. Just enter INSPECTATRG in the order payment page "Promo/Redemption" space.
The Home Reference Book - the Encyclopedia of Homes, Carson Dunlop & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, 25th Ed., 2012, is a bound volume of more than 450 illustrated pages that assist home inspectors and home owners in the inspection and detection of problems on buildings. The text is intended as a reference guide to help building owners operate and maintain their home effectively. Field inspection worksheets are included at the back of the volume.
Special Offer: For a 10% discount on any number of copies of the Home Reference Book purchased as a single order. Enter INSPECTAHRB in the order payment page "Promo/Redemption" space. InspectAPedia.com editor Daniel Friedman is a contributing author.
Special Offer: Carson Dunlop Associates offers InspectAPedia readers in the U.S.A. a 5% discount on these courses: Enter INSPECTAHITP in the order payment page "Promo/Redemption" space. InspectAPedia.com editor Daniel Friedman is a contributing author.
The Horizon Software System manages business operations,scheduling, & inspection report writing using Carson Dunlop's knowledge base & color images. The Horizon system runs on always-available cloud-based software for office computers, laptops, tablets, iPad, Android, & other smartphones