The TwiModulators discuss aerosolization of bacteria and viruses in an ocean-atmosphere mesocosm, and how the common practice of decontaminating produce with chlorine produces viable but non-culturable pathogens.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson
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- Taxon-specific aerosolization of bacteria and viruses (Nat Commun)
- Chlorine produces viable but non-culturable bacteria (mBio)
- Chlorine washing fails bacteria test (Guardian)
- Foodborne illness in US: Major pathogens (CDC)
- Chlorine dilution calculator (Public Health Toronto)
- Multistate foodborne outbreak investigations (CDC)
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