Measuring Bioaerosols in Animal Agriculture

Bioaerosols are particles of biological origin that are suspended in the air. These particles can include viruses, bacteria, fungal spores, and pollen. Bioaerosols are commonplace in the air, but measuring them presents some challenges. The following materials were developed for college instructors to utilize in their classrooms when presenting about bioaerosols.

Fact Sheet

This fact sheet is 15 pages (1 MB; PDF format) and suitable for printing in color or black and white. Download a copy of the fact sheet.

  • Bioaerosol Sampling in Animal Environments, by Lingjuan Wang Li, North Carolina State University; Otto D. Simmons III, North Carolina State University; Eileen Fabian Wheeler, The Pennsylvania State University

Presentation Slides

Measuring Bioaerosols in Animal Environments

This presentation includes 91 slides (30 MB) and consists of a classroom lecure and a hands-on workshop or lab section. Download a copy of this presentation.


These materials were developed by the Air Quality Education in Animal Agriculture (AQEAA) project with with financial support from the National Research Initiative Competitive Grant 2007-55112-17856 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

For questions about the materials on this page contact Dr. Eileen Wheeler, Pennsylvania State University or the author, Dr. Lingjuan Wang-Li, North Carolina State University. For questions about the AQEAA project, contact Dr. Rick Stowell, Unviersity of Nebraska (

If you have presentations, photos, video, publications, or other instructional materials that could be added to the curricula on this page, please contact  Jill Heemstra (