The aerobiome-health axis: a paradigm shift in bioaerosol thinking

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Historically, a primary aim of bioaerosol research has been to understand and prevent ‘unhealthy’ human exposures to pathogens and allergens. However, there has been a recent paradigm shift in thinking about bioaerosols. Exposure to a diverse aerobiome – the microbiome of the air – is now considered necessary to be healthy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-664
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Issue number7
Early online date19 May 2023
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2023


  • aerobiome
  • microbiome
  • urban health
  • urban microbiome
  • bioaerosols
  • aerobiology


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