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Title

Assessment of bioaerosols in urban and rural primary schools using passive and active sampling methodologies

Journal title

Archives of Environmental Protection

Yearbook

2015

Numer

No 4

Publication authors

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne

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Publisher

Polish Academy of Sciences

Date

2015[2015.01.01 AD - 2015.12.31 AD]

Identifier

ISSN 2083-4772 ; eISSN 2083-4810

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DOI

10.1515/aep-2015-0034

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