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Airborne biogenic particles in the snow of the cities of the Russian Far East as potential allergic compounds.

Golokhvast KS - J Immunol Res (2014)

Bottom Line: This paper presents an analysis of airborne biogenic particles (1 mkm-1 mm) found in the snow in several cities of the Russian Far East during 2010-2013.Specific components were found in samples from locations close to bodies of water such as fragments of algae and mollusc shells and, marine invertebrates (needles of sea urchins and shell debris of arthropods).In most locations across the Far East (Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Blagoveshchensk, and Ussuriysk), the content of biogenic particles collected in the winter did not exceed 10% of the total particulate matter, with the exception of Birobidzhan and the nature reserve Bastak, where it made up to 20%.

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Affiliation: Scientific Educational Center of Nanotechnology, Far Eastern Federal University, 10 Pushkinskaya Street, Vladivostok 690950, Russia ; Scientific Research Institute of Medical Climatology and Rehabilitation, Vladivostok Branch of Far Eastern Scientific Center Physiology and Pathology of Breathe, 73 Russkaya Street, Vladivostok 690105, Russia.

ABSTRACT
This paper presents an analysis of airborne biogenic particles (1 mkm-1 mm) found in the snow in several cities of the Russian Far East during 2010-2013. The most common was vegetational terraneous detritus (fragments of tree and grass leaves) followed by animal hair, small insects and their fragments, microorganisms of aeroplankton, and equivocal biological garbage. Specific components were found in samples from locations close to bodies of water such as fragments of algae and mollusc shells and, marine invertebrates (needles of sea urchins and shell debris of arthropods). In most locations across the Far East (Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Blagoveshchensk, and Ussuriysk), the content of biogenic particles collected in the winter did not exceed 10% of the total particulate matter, with the exception of Birobidzhan and the nature reserve Bastak, where it made up to 20%. Most of all biogenic compounds should be allergic: hair, fragments of tree and grass leaves, insects, and microorganisms.

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(a) Fragments of unknown insect from a snow sample taken in the area of the Ring Motorway in Birobidzhan. (a) Magnification ×3200. (b) Magnification ×10000.
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fig3: (a) Fragments of unknown insect from a snow sample taken in the area of the Ring Motorway in Birobidzhan. (a) Magnification ×3200. (b) Magnification ×10000.

Mentions: Small insects in airborne suspensions are a rare event (Figure 3), but if we consider their higher allergenic potential, this type of particle deserves a closer look.


Airborne biogenic particles in the snow of the cities of the Russian Far East as potential allergic compounds.

Golokhvast KS - J Immunol Res (2014)

(a) Fragments of unknown insect from a snow sample taken in the area of the Ring Motorway in Birobidzhan. (a) Magnification ×3200. (b) Magnification ×10000.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig3: (a) Fragments of unknown insect from a snow sample taken in the area of the Ring Motorway in Birobidzhan. (a) Magnification ×3200. (b) Magnification ×10000.
Mentions: Small insects in airborne suspensions are a rare event (Figure 3), but if we consider their higher allergenic potential, this type of particle deserves a closer look.

Bottom Line: This paper presents an analysis of airborne biogenic particles (1 mkm-1 mm) found in the snow in several cities of the Russian Far East during 2010-2013.Specific components were found in samples from locations close to bodies of water such as fragments of algae and mollusc shells and, marine invertebrates (needles of sea urchins and shell debris of arthropods).In most locations across the Far East (Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Blagoveshchensk, and Ussuriysk), the content of biogenic particles collected in the winter did not exceed 10% of the total particulate matter, with the exception of Birobidzhan and the nature reserve Bastak, where it made up to 20%.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Scientific Educational Center of Nanotechnology, Far Eastern Federal University, 10 Pushkinskaya Street, Vladivostok 690950, Russia ; Scientific Research Institute of Medical Climatology and Rehabilitation, Vladivostok Branch of Far Eastern Scientific Center Physiology and Pathology of Breathe, 73 Russkaya Street, Vladivostok 690105, Russia.

ABSTRACT
This paper presents an analysis of airborne biogenic particles (1 mkm-1 mm) found in the snow in several cities of the Russian Far East during 2010-2013. The most common was vegetational terraneous detritus (fragments of tree and grass leaves) followed by animal hair, small insects and their fragments, microorganisms of aeroplankton, and equivocal biological garbage. Specific components were found in samples from locations close to bodies of water such as fragments of algae and mollusc shells and, marine invertebrates (needles of sea urchins and shell debris of arthropods). In most locations across the Far East (Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Blagoveshchensk, and Ussuriysk), the content of biogenic particles collected in the winter did not exceed 10% of the total particulate matter, with the exception of Birobidzhan and the nature reserve Bastak, where it made up to 20%. Most of all biogenic compounds should be allergic: hair, fragments of tree and grass leaves, insects, and microorganisms.

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