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Published on Jan 10, 2018
When babies crawl, their movement across floors, especially carpeted surfaces, kicks up high levels of dirt, skin cells, bacteria, pollen, and fungal spores, a new study has found. The infants inhale a dose of bio bits in their lungs that is four times (per kilogram of body mass) what an adult would breathe walking across the same floor.
As alarming as that sounds, Purdue's lead researcher Brandon Boor is quick to add that this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Learn more: https://bit.ly/infant-airquality
Featured Purdue Researchers: Brandon Boor, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering Tianren Wu, Graduate Student, Lyles School of Civil Engineering
Purdue's College of Engineering is among the largest in the United States and includes 13 academic programs, all with high rankings. U.S. News and World Report ranks Purdue's College of Engineering in the Top 10 nationwide: no. 8 for graduate programs and no. 8 for undergraduate programs.