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Main Title: Aerosol emission is increased in professional singing
Translated Title: Erhöhung der Aerosolbildung beim professionellen Singen
Author(s): Mürbe, Dirk
Fleischer, Mario
Lange, Julia
Rotheudt, Hansjörg
Kriegel, Martin
Type: Preprint
Is Version of: 10.14279/depositonce-10374.2
Language Code: en
Abstract: In this study, emission rates of aerosols emitted by professional singers were measured with a laser particle counter under cleanroom conditions. The particle source strengths during singing varied between 753.4 and 6095.37 P/s. Particle source strengths for singing were compared with published data for breathing and speaking. Significantly higher emission rates were found for singing. The growth rates between singing and speaking were between 3.97 and 99.54. Further, effects of vocal loudness and gender were investigated. The present study should support the efforts to improve the risk management in cases of possible aerogenic virus transmission, especially for choir singing.
Issue Date: Aug-2020
Date Available: 12-Aug-2020
DDC Class: 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Subject(s): singing
particle emission
experimental investigation
experimentelle Untersuchungen
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