Abstract In the context of increasingly airtight homes, there is currently little known about the type and diversity of microorganisms in the home, or factors that could affect their abundance, diversity and nature. In this study, we examined the type and prevalence of cultivable microorganisms at eight different sites in 100 homes of older adults located in Glasgow, Scotland.



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Citation: Sharpe, T., McGill, G., Dancer, S.J. et al. Influence of ventilation use and occupant behaviour on surface microorganisms in contemporary social housing. Sci Rep 10, 11841 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-68809-2