home .Featured, Air and Air Quality, Human Microbiome Yes, gross, but interesting: Human skin flakes lead to bad smell in air-conditioning systems 

Yes, gross, but interesting: Human skin flakes lead to bad smell in air-conditioning systems 

OK so this is based on a press release so it should be taken with a grain of salt and such.  But it is interesting, and gross too, and about microbiology of the built environment.

Skin squames contribute to ammonia and volatile fatty acid production from bacteria colonizing in air-cooling units with odor complaints

Source: Human skin flakes lead to bad smell in air-conditioning systems — ScienceDaily

Based on work in this paper.

 

 

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