Airborne particles and health

Morawska, Lidia (2010) Airborne particles and health. Air Quality and Climate Change, 44(2), pp. 13-15.

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Much has been written about airborne particulate matter, and countless meetings, workshops and conferences have been held, both nationally and internationally, to address the many scientific challenges which they present, especially when one considers their effects on human health. Particles are a complex airborne pollutant, because of their many different characteristics and the many different ways in which they can be measured and detected. This article summarises the current state of knowledge on the effects of particulate matter and health, based primarily on epidemiological studies which focused on exposure to particle mass, and more recently, on particle number concentration.

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ID Code: 38685
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Airborne Particulate Matter, Particle Mass, Particle Number, Health Effects
ISSN: 1836-5884
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES (040100) > Atmospheric Aerosols (040101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES (040100) > Atmospheric Sciences not elsewhere classified (040199)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Past > Schools > Physics
Copyright Owner: Copyright 20010 Please consult the author.
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2010 02:36
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2011 15:00

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