We are excited to announce that our paper titled “Degradation of phthalate esters in floor dust at elevated relative humidity” was recently published under the Emerging Investigator series in the journal Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts.

This is effectively the third paper in a series exploring microbial activity in house dust at elevated relative humidity levels. The first measured microbial growth (Fungal and bacterial growth in floor dust at elevated relative humidity levels), and the second considered fungal gene expression (Gene expression of indoor fungal communities under damp building conditions: Implications for human health). All three papers were supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and were part of a Microbiology of the Built Environment Postdoctoral Fellowship. This final paper was initially started during Dr. Dannemiller’s postdoc at Yale and then we continued her work at Ohio State.


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